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Headword: *melu/drion *)iwniko/n
Adler number: mu,543
Translated headword: little Ionian ditty
Vetting Status: high
Meaning a sensuous [one]; for Ionians [were] like that. Aristophanes [writes]: "[Muses,] come here to my mouth[1] when you have devised some little ditty of the Ionian sort".
Greek Original:
*melu/drion *)iwniko/n: a)nti\ tou= trufhlo/n: toiou=toi ga\r *)/iwnes. *)aristofa/nhs: deu=r' i)/t' e)pi\ tou)mo\n ste/mma melu/drion eu(rou=sai/ ti tw=n *)iwnikw=n.
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 882-3 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
[1] The Suda has ste/mma ('garland') for what should be sto/ma here.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 March 2006@08:22:09.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (added web ref., keyword, set status) on 9 March 2006@15:04:14.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 9 March 2006@17:18:43.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1) on 10 March 2006@03:31:36.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@06:39:52.


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