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Headword: *parapai/wn
Adler number: pi,404
Translated headword: striking a false note
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] being mad, talking nonsense.[1]
"[He] failing to understand and striking a false note entirely".[2]
Greek Original:
*parapai/wn: parafronw=n, lhrw=n. a)gnow=n kai\ parapai/wn o(losxerw=s.
The headword, a present participle in the masculine nominative singular, is presumably extracted from the quotation given (on which see n.2 below).
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius pi274 Theodoridis.
[2] Probably, as Adler's note suggests ('cf.'), an approximation of Polybius 21.15.6 (L. Cornelius Scipio on Heraclides, envoy of King Antiochus III), where these two verbs are present infinitives rather than participles: a)gnoei=n au)to\n e)/fh kai\ parapai/ein o(losxerw=s. See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 August 2010@05:39:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 5 August 2010@14:00:47.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 6 August 2010@03:09:11.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2011@10:16:03.
David Whitehead on 5 September 2013@04:29:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 25 May 2021@19:02:32.


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