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Headword: *)ekori/zeto
Adler number: epsilon,539
Translated headword: was wheedling
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was coddling; as [it is] customary for parents to speak playfully to small children in an effort to make them happy. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "she took this son of mine and was wheedling him."[1]
Greek Original:
*)ekori/zeto: e)kola/keuen: oi(=a toi=s mikroi=s paidi/ois e)/qos xarientizome/nous prospai/zein tou\s gonei=s. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: tou=ton to\n ui(o\n lamba/nous' e)kori/zeto.
See also epsilon 538.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 68 (web address 1), with scholia thereto.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 7 January 2007@11:31:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 7 January 2007@11:34:05.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2012@05:39:42.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 9 December 2015@06:23:59.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 22 December 2016@00:51:28.


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