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Headword: *)epi\ ko/rrhs
Adler number: epsilon,2401
Translated headword: on the cheek
Vetting Status: high
Different people defined [it] in different ways. But better to understand it to refer to [sc. a blow] on the jaw; what we customarily call a slap-in-the-face. For that is how the orators too use it.
Greek Original:
*)epi\ ko/rrhs: a)/lloi me\n a)/llws a)pe/dosan. be/ltion de\ e)pi\ th=s gna/qou e)klamba/nein: o(\ kat' e)/qos le/gomen r(a/pisma. ou(/tws ga\r xrw=ntai kai\ oi( r(h/tores.
See already epsilon 2400. The present entry is heavily abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting in the first instance on Demosthenes 21.72 & 147. (Also cited are Hyperides fr. 97 Jensen and Philinus fr. 1 Sauppe.)
Keywords: daily life; definition; medicine; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 November 2000@06:19:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keywords) on 17 April 2003@00:19:09.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 17 April 2003@03:29:47.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 November 2007@10:58:04.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 July 2011@09:04:21.
David Whitehead on 14 October 2012@06:37:26.


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