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Headword: *kaqippa/zesqai
Adler number: kappa,112
Translated headword: to trample underfoot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to harry, to dispute, to contend with. "Bion the sophist was a complicated man, one who had given much ammunition to those wishing to trample philosophy underfoot".[1]
Greek Original:
*kaqippa/zesqai: sunelau/nein, e)ri/zein, suntre/xein. o( de\ *bi/wn o( sofisth\s poiki/los h)=n, plei/stas a)forma\s dedwkw\s toi=s boulome/nois kaqippa/zesqai filosofi/as.
[1] Diogenes Laertius 4.47. For Bion of Borysthenes cf. alpha 249, sigma 1377, and see generally OCD(4) s.v. Bion(1).
See LSJ s.v. for both the original (and ongoing) equestrian sense of this verb and its figurative use, as here, first attested in tragedy.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; philosophy; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 July 2001@04:04:19.
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Catharine Roth on 22 August 2003@14:24:22.
David Whitehead (added x-refs) on 24 August 2003@04:36:58.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 January 2013@05:44:44.
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