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Headword: *)epalama=to
Adler number: epsilon,1939
Translated headword: was managing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was devising, was crafting. For the crafts [are called] 'hands'.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] '[he/she/it] managed',[2] [meaning] devised, conceived. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "so what did he manage as regards the barley-groats?"[3]
Greek Original:
*)epalama=to: e)mhxana=to, e)texna/zeto. pala/mai ga\r ai( te/xnai. kai\ *)epalamh/sato, e)mhxanh/sato, e)peno/hsen. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: ti/ ou)=n pro\s ta)/lfit' e)palamh/sato;
Glosses in this entry are similar to ones found in scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds (see note 3), though that cannot be the only source since the headword as such does not appear in that play. One of the few other attestations of the form of the headword (third person singular, imperfect indicative middle) is in a fragment of a text ascribed to Aelian (fr. 67 Hercher, 70d Domingo-Forasté), found at kappa 101. Generally cf. pi 40.
[1] The obvious etymological connection between pala/mai ('[palms of the] hands') and the headword is difficult to reproduce in English, although 'manage' does derive from Latin manus ('hand'); cf. pi 39, pi 40, pi 41, pi 48.
[2] The aorist indicative middle, third person singular. It is this form, rather than the headword (the corresponding imperfect) that appears in the following quotation.
[3] Aristophanes, Clouds 176 (web address 1); Strepsiades is asking how Socrates solved the problem of there being no supper.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; philosophy; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 August 2007@08:21:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 August 2007@09:21:42.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 27 September 2012@06:19:09.


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