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Headword: *piezo/menos
Adler number: pi,1563
Translated headword: oppressed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] being weighed down, being overcome.[1]
Also[2] ["is oppressing"] meaning is harming. Aristophanes [writes]: "[the fire] is oppressing Stilbides". Stilbides [was] an excellent and well-respected seer.[3]
Greek Original:
*piezo/menos: barou/menos, damazo/menos. kai\ a)nti\ tou= lupei=. *)aristofa/nhs: to\n *stilbi/dhn pie/zei. o( de\ *stilbi/dhs ma/ntis a)/ristos kai\ eu)do/kimos.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius pi872 Theodoridis. The headword is present middle/passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of pie/zw. It must be quoted from somewhere: Theodoridis mentions a string of possibilities begininng with two in Xenophon (Anabasis 1.1.10, Cyropaedia 7.2.20); one could add Thucydides 2.89.8.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 1032 (web address 1), about to be quoted; cf. sigma 1108.
[3] c.470-412 BCE. His main claim to fame was as religious adviser to Nikias (Plutarch, Nikias 23.5, web address 2). See also Eupolis fr. 211 Kock, now 225 K.-A.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 December 2002@07:24:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 8 July 2004@17:29:27.
David Whitehead (augmented note 2) on 9 July 2004@03:58:00.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 September 2011@06:38:47.
Catharine Roth (supplemented note) on 22 September 2013@00:28:33.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2013@07:02:21.
David Whitehead on 30 December 2014@08:29:20.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2016@06:13:43.


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