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Headword: *laidro/s
Adler number: lambda,175
Translated headword: brash, impudent
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] rash.[1]
Greek Original:
*laidro/s: o( qrasu/s.
The headword adjective occurs in hellenistic poetry, e.g. Callimachus and Nicander, and it is similarly glossed in the scholia to the latter (Theriaca 689); see also Hesychius lambda123 and lambda124. (Both of these Hesychius entries also associate the word with a)ristera/ or a)ristero/s, one of several terms meaning 'left'; cf. lambda 174, lambda 193. Did the lexicographer searching Hesychius or a similar author for lai- words, associate the present adjective, laidro/s with laio/s, 'left', because they stood in proximity to one another?)
[1] The definite article before qrasu/s seems only to identify it as masculine, nominative singular.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 12 March 2005@20:31:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 13 March 2005@01:12:03.
David Whitehead (augmented headword, note, keywords; cosmetics) on 13 March 2005@05:12:15.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@03:50:12.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 December 2014@23:53:29.


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