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Headword: *kako/qrous
Adler number: kappa,162
Translated headword: bad-mouthing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] slanderous; "or [whenever] a raging, bad-mouthing speech from the Danaans attacks."[1]
Greek Original:
*kako/qrous: dia/bolos: h)\ zamenh\s lo/gos kako/qrous e)k *danaw=n e)pibh=|.
The headword adjective, a Sophoclean hapax legomenon (see next note) unattested elsewhere prior to the Byzantine period, is compound of kako/s and qro/os ("noise, report") with Attic contraction of oo to ou.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 137-138 (web address 1 below), preceded by the gloss from the scholia there. See also zeta 16 which quotes this passage.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; mythology; poetry; politics; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 March 2008@20:43:57.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Augmented and rearranged notes, cosmetics, added keywords, raised status) on 9 March 2008@00:08:33.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 March 2008@05:58:26.
David Whitehead on 23 January 2013@06:55:04.
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