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Headword: *metamw/nios
Adler number: mu,712
Translated headword: windbag
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Someone] worthless, useful for nothing. Aristophanes [writes]: "a windbag would go to the crows".
Greek Original:
*metamw/nios: ma/taios, pro\s ou)de\n xrh/simos. *)aristofa/nhs: e)s ko/rakas badih=| metamw/nios.
Aristophanes, Peace 117 (which has the future: 'will go'), with scholion. Epic term, in origin.
For 'to the crows' cf. epsilon 3154, epsilon 3155.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; epic; ethics; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Max Eager on 3 August 2009@14:02:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 August 2009@03:51:15.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2013@07:41:07.


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