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Headword: *muxqi/zeis
Adler number: mu,1494
Translated headword: you are sneering at
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] you are scoffing at, you are jeering at.[1] In the Epigrams: "and are you sneering, grinning, nose upturned? Perhaps you will be laughing scornfully."[2]
Greek Original:
*muxqi/zeis: xleua/zeis, mukthri/zeis. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ sima\ seshrw\s muxqi/zeis: ta/xa pou sarda/nion gela/seis.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is present active indicative, second person singular, of the verb muxqi/zw (LSJ entry at web address 1).
[1] For these glosses cf. Hesychius mu2002 s.v. muxqi/zousi.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.179.3-4 (Meleager [Author, Myth]); cf. sigma 427. On this epigram, in which the poet inverts a traditional theme with scoffing Eros depicted as pursued by the lover, see Gow and Page, vol. I (218) and vol. II (611-612).
Cameron, Alan. The Greek Anthology: from Meleager to Planudes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; poetry
Translated by: Miranda Robinson on 19 August 2009@14:20:13.
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David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 August 2009@03:40:57.
Catharine Roth (pruned links) on 20 August 2009@15:10:54.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 May 2013@05:25:17.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 8 October 2020@22:55:49.
Catharine Roth (tweaked reference) on 20 February 2022@00:41:41.
Ronald Allen (tweaked translation after consultation with Managing Editor Catharine Roth) on 26 July 2022@12:19:13.
Ronald Allen (removed keyword) on 26 July 2022@12:27:39.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added to bibliography, added keyword) on 26 July 2022@13:28:22.


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