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Headword: *koa/lemos
Adler number: kappa,1893
Translated headword: blockhead, booby, dunce, dunderhead
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone who is] weak-minded. For [the verb] koei=n [means] to perceive.[1] Also one who is foolish and stupid.
Greek Original:
*koa/lemos: mataio/frwn. koei=n ga\r to\ ai)sqa/nesqai. kai\ o( h)li/qios kai\ a)no/htos.
See further kappa 1894.
The grandfather (and homonym) of the Athenian general Kimon (kappa 1620, kappa 1621) earned himself this term as a nickname, Koalemos: see Plutarch Kimon 4.4.
[1] And, as a scholiast to Aristophanes, Knights 198 (web address 1) adds, the adjective h)leo/s means crazed. The entry thus far is the same as the one in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2000@08:56:43.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, keywords, status) on 18 October 2003@01:44:27.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 25 March 2008@10:31:31.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 23 December 2008@17:05:49.
David Whitehead on 6 March 2013@05:21:22.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 7 March 2013@00:35:28.
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