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Headword: *paignihmone/statos
Adler number: pi,844
Translated headword: extremely game-skilled
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] expert in games.
Greek Original:
*paignihmone/statos: toi=s paigni/ois e)pisth/mwn.
Superlative of paignih/mwn (see e.g. Herodotus 2.173.1, of Amasis), itself a variant of paignh/mwn. As the headword is suitable for iambic verse, it may come from an unknown comedy (but NB: ps.-Zonaras has it as paignhmone/statos).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; meter and music
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 May 2004@11:53:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 16 May 2004@04:30:20.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2011@09:44:26.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@06:52:38.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 29 June 2021@00:57:39.


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