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Headword: *nuktilo/xoi
Adler number: nu,584
Translated headword: night-ambushers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] pirates/robbers.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] nuktoperipla/nhtos ["roaming about at night"] [is used] in Aristophanes.[2]
Greek Original:
*nuktilo/xoi: lh|stai/. kai\ *nuktoperipla/nhtos para\ *)aristofa/nei.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius nu277 Theodoridis. (Earliest is Hesychius nu704, which suggests that the quoted headword is accusative plural, not the Suda's nominative.)
[2] In the vocative: Aristophanes, Acharnians 264 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 February 2006@01:10:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr) on 12 February 2006@04:25:25.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 18 June 2013@04:54:53.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 3 December 2020@00:23:57.


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