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Headword: *pai/deios
Adler number: pi,854
Translated headword: for a boy, of a boy; educational
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A derivative [sc. adjective].[1] What pertains to education.
"Token[s] of a career teaching boys, in old age limbs impeded by fatigue."[2]
Greek Original:
*pai/deios: metousiastiko/n. o( th=s paidei/as. su/mbolon a)gwgh=s paidei/ou, poliw=| gui=a deqei\s kama/tw|.
Notes:
The headword is a two-ending adjective in the masculine (and feminine) nominative singular. In the quotation that follows, it appears in the genitive singular.
[1] The gloss is the neuter singular form of the grammatical term metousiastiko/s (Dickey, p. 247; Lallot, p. 159); cf. under alpha 2714 = chi 56. The headword derives from pai=s (child); see Chantraine s.v., and cf. pi 853.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.294.5-6 (Phanias). Apparently upon retirement, Kallon dedicates to Hermes representative items (plural su/mbol', not the Suda's singular) from his pedagogue's toolkit: the walking stick, a slipper, his cap, the bull's-hide whip, the lash, and the fiery cane. On the role of a "pedagogue," see pi 1844. See also Gow and Page (vol. I, 162); (vol. II, 465-467); and further extracts from this epigram at kappa 1663, nu 37, and sigma 1310.
References:
E. Dickey, Ancient Greek Scholarship, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique de la langue grecque, Paris: Klincksieck, 1968-80
J. Lallot, ed., La grammaire de Denys le Thrace, Paris: CNRS Editions, 1998
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: biography; children; clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 15 May 2008@02:16:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 May 2008@03:27:58.
Catharine Roth (tweaks, bibliography) on 16 May 2008@11:55:02.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword) on 2 September 2011@10:38:11.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticules) on 29 June 2021@15:09:34.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added to bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 4 February 2022@20:54:39.

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