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Headword: *kle/pton
Adler number: kappa,1740
Translated headword: thievishly
Vetting Status: high
In the neuter.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "and so he glances thievishly; as if by keeping his teeth closed he thinks he will deceive me."[2]
Greek Original:
*kle/pton ou)dete/rws. *)aristofa/nhs: w(s de\ kai\ kle/pton ble/pei: oi(=on seshrw\s e)capath/sein m' oi)/etai.
[1] The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is present active participle of kle/ptw, neuter accusative singular, used adverbially. For this verb see also kappa 1737, kappa 1738, kappa 1739.
[2] Aristophanes, Wasps 900-901 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 November 2008@14:25:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 November 2008@03:17:22.
David Whitehead on 1 March 2013@05:00:47.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 March 2013@13:05:32.


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