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Headword: *kata/ba
Adler number: kappa,474
Translated headword: dismount
Vetting Status: high
Meaning get down.[1]
Aristophanes in Frogs [writes]: "dismount, villain". Some think that only kata/bhqi is correctly said.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] katabai/nein [with the meaning] to come into competition.[3]
"[...] then one who takes risks comes forth".[4]
Greek Original:
*kata/ba: a)nti\ tou= kata/bhqi. *)aristofa/nhs *batra/xois: kata/ba panou=rge. mo/nws ga\r le/gesqai a)ciou=si/ tines to\ kata/bhqi. kai\ *katabai/nein, to\ ei)s a)gw=na xwrei=n. e)ntau=qa katabai/nei paraballo/menos.
[1] In the Greek the distinction is not substantive but concerns two forms of the second-person singular imperative of this verb (katabai/nw): kata/ba or kata/bhqi. For this verb, see also kappa 477.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 35, with scholion. For kata/ba see also Wasps 979-980 (5 times!)
[3] The many senses of katabai/nw in LSJ s.v. do not include this one.
[4] From alpha 1941.
Keywords: athletics; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 March 2008@11:39:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, status) on 17 March 2008@23:29:52.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 18 March 2008@04:07:20.
David Whitehead on 30 January 2013@05:48:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 20 April 2019@01:19:57.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 20 April 2019@01:23:04.


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