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Headword: *texna/smasi
Adler number: tau,440
Translated headword: with artifices; with contrivances
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with deceits, with villainies. "For [it is] not right to bear one's misfortunes with artifices, but with endurances. -- And yet you, pathic, you are wide-arsed not in words but in endurances."[1]
Greek Original:
*texna/smasi: do/lois, panourgi/ais. ta\s sumfora\s ga\r ou)xi\ toi=s texna/smasi fe/rein di/kaion, a)lla\ toi=s paqh/masi. kai\ mh\n su/ g', w)= katapu=gon, eu)ru/prwktos ei)=, ou) toi=s lo/goisin, a)lla\ toi=s paqh/masin.
The headword, dative plural of the neuter noun texna/sma, is extracted from the quotation given. This noun is derived from the verb texna/zw (tau 439).
[1] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 198-201 (an exchange between Agathon [alpha 124] and Mnesilochus), with glosses from the scholia there. The word-play in the passage revolves around two kinds of 'endurance' (pa/qhma), one ethical, one (homo)sexual.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 March 2014@08:41:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 2 March 2014@11:17:08.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword) on 3 March 2014@03:02:11.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 22 July 2022@00:38:40.


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