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Headword: *prostri/betai
Adler number: pi,2827
Translated headword: inflicts
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "[he] always inflicts blows on the house slaves."[1] That is arranges and devises and compasses[2] outrages and evil deeds.
Greek Original:
*prostri/betai: *)aristofa/nhs: plhga\s a)ei\ prostri/betai toi=s oi)ke/tais. toute/stin u(/breis kai\ kaka\ pra/gmata kataskeua/zei kai\ mhxana=tai kai\ peripoiei=tai.
The headword (extracted from the quotation given) is present indicative middle, third person singular, of the verb prostri/bw.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 5 (web address 1).
[2] The scholia to Aristophanes read prospoiei=tai ('acquires' vel sim.).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 8 September 2013@05:41:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule, status) on 8 September 2013@11:28:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 12 September 2013@06:37:08.
David Whitehead on 20 October 2013@05:31:35.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 3 December 2021@00:58:55.


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