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Headword: *eu)qurrh/mwn
Adler number: epsilon,3521
Translated headword: straight-talking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] truth-speaking.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a verb eu)qurhmonw= ["I am a straight-talker"].
When Aristophanes says to\ dei=na ["such-and-such"], he avoids saying directly that what is about to be said is distasteful, so that he will not be straight-talking.[2]
Greek Original:
*eu)qurrh/mwn: e)tumolo/gos. kai\ r(h=ma *eu)qurhmonw=. o(/te le/gei *)aristofa/nhs to\ dei=na, to\ r(hqhso/menon a)hde\s e)kfeu/gei eu)qe/ws le/gein, i(/na mh\ eu)qurhmonh/sh|.
[1] The headword adjective, attested only in lexica and grammars, has the same glossing in other lexica.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 268, where the quoted phrase occurs: Riot expresses a nervous hesitation before announcing the death of Kleon (kappa 1731).
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; military affairs; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Matthew Farmer on 24 January 2008@15:01:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 January 2008@04:21:14.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 November 2012@04:26:21.


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