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Headword: *tufoge/rwn
Adler number: tau,1219
Translated headword: dotard, old fool
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a man] in extreme old age; or [one who is] arrogant;[1] a deluded old man.[2]
Greek Original:
*tufoge/rwn: e)sxato/ghrws: h)\ u(perh/fanos: tetufwme/nos ge/rwn.
The headword tufoge/rwn is a comic term: see LSJ entry at web address 1, and notes below.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 908 (where Better Argument calls his opponent Worse Argument this). For the first gloss, see LSJ entry at web address 2; also under epsilon 2742 and esp. tau 1157.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 335, where the term reappears; cf. Etymologicum Magnum 772.56.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; medicine; poetry
Translated by: Patrick Hogan on 28 December 2012@19:57:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 28 December 2012@20:12:13.
David Whitehead (modified tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 30 December 2012@05:08:15.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2014@08:04:43.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 May 2016@08:16:40.


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