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Headword: *laruggi/zein
Adler number: lambda,130
Translated headword: to croak
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] broadening the voice and not speaking naturally, but seeking to use the larynx rather laboriously. Demosthenes in the [speech] For Ktesiphon [sc. uses the word].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] "they croak," [meaning] they shout. "The crows stood around up and down, making a row and squawking most impudently, in the way crows croak."[2]
Greek Original:
*laruggi/zein: to\ platu/nein th\n fwnh\n kai\ mh\ kata\ fu/sin fqe/ggesqai, a)ll' e)pithdeu/ein periergo/teron tw=| la/ruggi xrh=sqai. *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| u(pe\r *kthsifw=ntos. kai\ *laruggi/zousi, bow=sin. oi( de\ ko/rakes periipta/menoi a)/nw kai\ ka/tw, qorubou/menoi kai\ kekrago/tes meta\ pollh=s a)selgei/as, oi(=on oi( ko/rakes laruggi/zousi.
[1] Demosthenes 18.291 (web address 1), cited from Harpokration s.v.
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 20 Habrich; cf. alpha 4140.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; medicine; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2000@07:14:07.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; cosmetics; set status) on 24 October 2003@17:15:48.
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