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Headword: *paidika/
Adler number: pi,859
Translated headword: boy-friend
Vetting Status: high
Oxytone. It is neuter plural. Some apply this to a fine love, but some to a shameful [one]; 'boy-friend' means the beloved.
Greek Original:
*paidika/: o)cuto/nws. e)/sti de\ ou)de/teron plhquntiko/n. tou=to de/ tines e)p' a)gaqou= e)/rwtos, tine\s de\ e)p' ai)sxrou= lamba/nousi: to\ de\ paidika\ a)nti\ tou= e)rw/menos.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 1026 (web address 1).
See also pi 858, pi 860 (and pi 861).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 February 2004@11:25:17.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 15 May 2004@03:00:34.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 15 May 2004@03:04:23.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 16 May 2004@05:05:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 August 2010@09:39:30.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2011@10:41:26.


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