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Headword: *lhmatia=|s
Adler number: lambda,445
Translated headword: you are high-spirited
Vetting Status: high
lêma is resolution;[1] so "you lêmatiâis" [means] you think big things. The word is also used without an iota [subscript] [as] lêmatias, [meaning] someone high-spirited and powerful.[2]
Greek Original:
*lhmatia=|s: lh=ma/ e)sti to\ fro/nhma: lhmatia=|s ou)=n, me/ga fronei=s le/getai de\ kai\ xwri\s tou= i lhmati/as, o( megalo/frwn kai\ i)sxuro/s.
[1] cf. lambda 441.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 494 (web address 1); cf. lambda 446. The accepted reading uses the noun: "for you are a high-spirited man, and noble". The verb is a variant reading for the same passage ("for you think high spirited things, and are noble"), appearing in the scholia and in iota 239. The entire definition is taken from the scholia ad loc.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 2 April 2009@22:33:39.
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Catharine Roth (added keywords) on 3 April 2009@01:17:03.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 April 2009@03:53:29.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 3 April 2009@11:37:30.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@04:41:08.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 16 May 2020@22:41:51.


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