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Headword: *perifronei=n
Adler number: pi,1344
Translated headword: to speculate about
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to have lofty thoughts.
But Aristophanes [writes] "speculate about the business" meaning examine, investigate.[1] And Socrates said: "I tread the air and observe the sun,[2] so that it does not draw the moisture into the watercress".[3]
Greek Original:
*perifronei=n: u(perfronei=n. *)aristofa/nhs de/: perifro/nei ta\ pra/gmata: a)nti\ tou= e)reu/na, a)nazh/tei. kai\ *swkra/ths e)/fh: a)erobatw= kai\ perifronw= to\n h(/lion, i(/na mh\ e(/lkh th\n i)kma/d' e)s ta\ ka/rdama.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 741 (web address 1).
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 225 (web address 2); quoted already at alpha 561, delta 629.
[3] cf. Aristophanes, Clouds 233-4.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 May 2002@00:27:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 7 May 2002@03:15:24.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 September 2011@07:32:05.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 28 September 2011@09:56:16.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2013@06:01:24.
Catharine Roth (reordered links) on 26 August 2021@01:37:48.


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