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Headword: *deino/s
Adler number: delta,343
Translated headword: terrible; terribly clever
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] knavish, capable, unswayed by flattery, wise, experienced.[1]
"You [are] terribly clever at speaking, but I am bad at learning from you. For I have found you ill-minded and harsh towards me." The sense: you are terribly clever in speaking, but I do not listen to you with goodwill because of your hostility.[2]
Greek Original:
*deino/s: panou=rgos, i(kano/s, a)kola/keutos, sofo/s, e)/mpeiros. le/gein su\ deino/s, manqa/nein d' e)gw\ kako\s sou=: dusmenh= ga\r kai\ baru/n s' eu(/rhk' e)moi/. o( nou=s: su\ me\n deino\s ei)= e)n tw=| le/gein, e)gw\ de\ ou) met' eu)noi/as sou a)kou/w dia\ th\n dusme/neian.
cf. generally delta 331, delta 332, delta 340, delta 344.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 545-6 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there; cf. lambda 223.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 December 2003@15:51:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 21 December 2003@08:19:53.
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword) on 20 June 2012@06:04:41.
David Whitehead on 13 October 2015@04:35:10.


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