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Headword: *nhpu/tios
Adler number: nu,327
Translated headword: childish
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] infantile; in poetic style.[1]
Deprived of sagacity [pepnu=sqai].[2]
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "for he is childish and not wearing out these baskets."[3]
Greek Original:
*nhpu/tios: nh/pios: poihtikw=s. e)sterhme/nos tou= pepnu=sqai. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: nhpu/tios ga/r e)sti kai\ tw=n krema/qrwn ou) tri/bwn tw=nde.
[1] The headword is a diminutive of nh/pios (attested mainly in epic; see e.g. Homer, Iliad 13.292, with the scholia there).
[2] From the margin of ms M, according to Adler (perhaps a comment from the scholarly owner/scribe of M); and not in the Clouds scholia (see next note).
[3] A close approximation of Aristophanes, Clouds 868-9, with scholia; likewise in other lexica and scholia.
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 September 2009@00:28:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 September 2009@03:06:13.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2013@05:28:07.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 10 June 2013@00:37:27.


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