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Headword: *ko/roibos
Adler number: kappa,2113
Translated headword: Koroibos, Coroebus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
And a certain fool, [for] measuring the waves.[1]
Callimachus [writes]: "the eighth [was] like some Koroibos".[2]
Boutalion and Koroibos and Melitides had been slandered for foolishness. Aristophanes [sc. shows this].[3]
Greek Original:
*ko/roibos: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ mwro/s tis, metrw=n ta\ ku/mata. *kalli/maxos: to\n o)/gdoon w(/s ti *ko/roibon. o(/ti *boutali/wn kai\ *ko/roibos kai\ *meliti/dhs e)pi\ mwri/a| diebe/blhnto. *)aristofa/nhs.
cf. generally Hesychius kappa3649; Photius, Lexicon kappa980 Theodoridis.
[1] cf. Apostolius 10.3 (with 'counting').
[2] Callimachus, Fragmenta incertae sedis 587.
[3] From beta 468.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; geography; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 November 2006@06:34:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 22 November 2006@01:21:59.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 22 November 2006@03:24:37.
David Whitehead on 13 March 2013@06:28:27.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@05:27:36.


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