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Headword: *diage/graptai
Adler number: delta,516
Translated headword: has been struck through
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] has been smoothed away, has been removed from the clerk's tablet, where lawsuits used to be registered, and the introduction of lawsuits.[1] Aristophanes [writes] in Clouds: "I am happy, because a five-talent lawsuit against me has been struck through."
Greek Original:
*diage/graptai: kate/custai, a)nh/|rhtai a)po\ th=s tou= grammate/ws de/ltou, o(/pou ai( di/kai a)negra/fonto, kai\ ai( ei)sagwgai\ tw=n dikw=n. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: h(/domai, o(/ti penteta/lanto/s moi diage/graptai di/kh.
Aristophanes, Clouds 773-774 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
[1] For this technical sense of 'introduction' -- actually bringing a case to court -- see LSJ s.v. ei)sagwgh/.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; law; poetry
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 6 November 2004@10:46:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; augmented notes) on 7 November 2004@04:59:14.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 7 November 2004@16:13:53.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 27 June 2012@06:50:47.


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