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Headword: *khdesth/s
Adler number: kappa,1487
Translated headword: in-law
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the male relative by marriage, or a penqero/s.[1]
But not only he who gives [in marriage]; he who takes, also. "You ought not to hide it, being my [son-]in-law".[2]
Greek Original:
*khdesth/s: o( kat' e)pigambri/an oi)kei=os, h)\ penqero/s. ou) mo/non de\ o( didou/s, a)lla\ kai\ o( lamba/nwn. ou) xrh=n se kru/ptein o)/nta khdesth\n e)mo/n.
[1] There is no simple way in English of distinguishing this word from the headword. (And both have the ambiguity indicated here: father-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law.) cf. pi 963; also epsilon 272, epsilon 703, iota 409, sigma 894.
[2] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazousai 74 (web address 1), preceded by comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 July 2001@06:31:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 28 September 2003@20:34:30.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 11 July 2004@08:14:01.
David Whitehead on 20 February 2013@06:55:48.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 March 2013@00:15:42.


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