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Headword: *)egxanw/n
Adler number: epsilon,172
Translated headword: gaping (at)
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [one who is] laughing [at].[1] Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "you will die gaping."[2] And elsewhere [he writes]: "for he will not gape after us as generals for the city, but let him sail by himself to the crows."[3]
Greek Original:
*)egxanw/n: a)nti\ tou= katagela/sas. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: su\ d' e)gxanw\n teqnh/ch|. kai\ au)=qis: ou) ga\r h(mw=n ge strathgw=n e)gxanei=tai th=| po/lei, a)lla\ plei/tw xwri\s au)to\s e)s ko/rakas.
The headword participle is extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] cf. epsilon 2027, epsilon 2760.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 1436 (web address 1), with scholion.
[3] Aristophanes, Knights 1313-14 (web address 2); cf. pi 1742. For 'to the crows' cf. beta 71, epsiloniota 285.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 January 2006@22:07:53.
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