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Headword: *neo/ttion
Adler number: nu,213
Translated headword: nestling, chick
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning an] offspring.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "let him become a partridge, his father's nestling". The son of Pisias wants to become like his father. Pisias was a traitor.[2] And elsewhere: "three shameless creatures, Pisias, Osphyon, Diitrephes."[3]
Greek Original:
*neo/ttion: ge/nnhma. *)aristofa/nhs: pe/rdic gene/sqw tou= patro\s neo/ttion. tou= *pisi/ou o( ui(o\s o(/moios bou/letai gene/sqai tw=| patri/. h)=n de\ o( *pisi/as prodo/ths. kai\ au)=qis: tri/a knw/dala a)naidh=, *pisi/as *)osfu/wn, *dii+tre/fhs.
Aristophanes, Birds 767 (web address 1), with fuller scholia.
[1] The headword is a diminutive of neotto/s/neosso/s (nu 208, nu 214, nu 215).
[2] For what little can be said (or surmised) about P. and his son, see Dunbar ad loc.
[3] Cratinus fr. 233 Kock, now 251 K.-A.; cf. pi 1641.
N. Dunbar (ed.) Aristophanes: Birds (Oxford 1995)
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Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; history; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 August 2009@00:30:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 18 August 2009@04:29:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 6 June 2013@08:01:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 7 June 2013@00:56:52.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@03:50:13.


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