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Headword: *pata/ghma
Adler number: pi,769
Translated headword: rattle, noise
Vetting Status: high
Meaning talkative, and rascally. Menander [writes]: "you have come like a rattle/noise."[1]
Greek Original:
*pata/ghma: a)nti\ tou= la/los, kai\ panou=rgos. *me/nandros: oi(=on pata/ghma h(/keis.
Same entry in Photius (pi483 Theodoridis). The headword is a neuter noun, glossed as if it were a descriptive adjective.
cf. generally pi 770, pi 771, pi 772, pi 773.
[1] Menander fr. 913 Kock (563 K.-A.).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 April 2011@17:03:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 April 2011@04:39:42.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 September 2013@03:42:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 22 June 2021@17:34:31.


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