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Headword: *piqhkismoi=s perielau/neis
Adler number: pi,1576
Translated headword: you are harassing (me) with monkey-tricks
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning you are gaining victory over me with deceits and flatteries. Or with imitations; since these were what [the sausage-seller] had done.
Greek Original:
*piqhkismoi=s perielau/neis: a)nti\ tou= a)pa/tais kai\ kolakeu/masi/ me nika=|s. h)\ mimh/masin: w(s kai\ au)tou= tau=ta pepoihko/tos.
Note:
The headword phrase is a slimmed-down version of Aristophanes, Knights 887, and the gloss comes from the scholia there. For monkeys -- or apes -- and their cognates cf. pi 1575, pi 1577, pi 1578, pi 1579, pi 1580, pi 1581, pi 1582.
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; history; imagery; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2001@07:20:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 21 November 2002@15:55:24.
David Whitehead (expanded x-refs) on 22 November 2002@03:02:53.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2013@07:26:18.

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