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Headword: *paipa/lhma
Adler number: pi,888
Translated headword: piece of subtlety
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who has many [sc. verbal] diversions and pathways. But strictly [it means] fine flour.
Greek Original:
*paipa/lhma: o( polla\s e)ktropa\s kai\ dio/dous e)/xwn. kuri/ws de\ to\ lepto\n a)/leuron.
For the headword, a neuter noun, see already pi 887.
The present entry derives from the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 430, where it occurs (as paipa/lhm'). See web address 1.
For rhetorical 'diversions' cf. e.g. Aeschines 3.206 (on Demosthenes).
For 'fine flour' see pi 886.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 August 2010@10:30:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 5 August 2010@16:37:09.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another note; another keyword) on 6 August 2010@03:26:31.
David Whitehead on 4 September 2011@05:56:34.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@09:37:44.


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