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Headword: *klw/|zetai
Adler number: kappa,1830
Translated headword: is hooted at
Vetting Status: high
"[He] is hooted at and hissed at; and sometimes [he] is also pelted with stones."
Greek Original:
*klw/|zetai: klw/|zetai kai\ suri/ttetai: e)/sti de\ o(/ph kai\ li/qois ba/lletai.
Synesius, Egyptians or On Providence 1.13 (PG 66.1244a); cf. "all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players."
*klw/zein (no iota subscript) is properly the sound made by jackdaws; figuratively it is a noise made to indicate disapproval (LSJ s.v.). *suri/zein, Attic suri/ttein, is properly to play the syrinx (sigma 1664); figuratively it is used of hissing an actor (LSJ s.v.).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; meter and music; philosophy; rhetoric; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 December 2008@19:49:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 December 2008@03:04:36.
David Whitehead on 4 March 2013@03:58:49.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 1 May 2016@09:31:58.


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