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Headword: *dhmou=sqai
Adler number: delta,468
Translated headword: to talk popularly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to court the mob[1] and to play in response[2] to them.
Greek Original:
*dhmou=sqai: dhmokopei=n kai\ a)ntipai/zein.
Same entry in other lexica, including Photius, who cites Plato for this sense of the verb (= Theaetetus 161E, which has the participle dhmou/menon; cf. the scholia there).
[1] See delta 444.
[2] This appears to be the required meaning of a)ntipai/zein here; cf. LSJ entry at web sddress 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 29 June 2003@17:59:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 30 June 2003@03:30:18.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 26 June 2012@09:09:01.
David Whitehead (coding; cosmetics) on 18 October 2015@05:17:35.


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