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Headword: *metewrole/sxai
Adler number: mu,769
Translated headword: chatterers about the stars, star-gazers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning those who are] talking nonsense about heaven.
Greek Original:
*metewrole/sxai: peri\ ou)ranou= fluarou=ntes.
The headword occurs (in the accusative case) in Plato, Republic 489C, and this is the gloss of ancient commentators on that passage (inc. Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon and Photius mu352 Theodoridis). See also sigma 814.
cf. generally mu 768.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 January 2006@11:47:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another headword; augmented and modified note; added a keyword) on 24 January 2006@03:01:03.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2013@09:31:42.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 December 2014@23:03:31.


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