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Headword: *tonqoru/zei
Adler number: tau,763
Translated headword: mumbles
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] speaks suspiciously, whispers, mutters softly[1] or utters secretly, or trembles while moving the lips.[2]
"As the multitude were muttering and growing angry, the general soothed them with prudent words."[3]
"And again as they were kindling rumor and trying to grumble, [he] said [...]."[4]
Greek Original:
*tonqoru/zei: u(po/ptws lalei=, yiquri/zei, h)re/ma goggu/zei h)\ la/qra fqe/ggetai, h)\ u(potre/mei ta\ xei/lh kinw=n. u(potonqoru/zontos de\ tou= plh/qous kai\ a)ganaktou=ntos, lo/gois e)xe/frosin o( strathgo\s tou/tous e)ma/lasse. pa/lin te qrou=n u(pecapto/ntwn kai\ tonqoru/zein peirwme/nwn, e)/fh.
cf. tau 97, where the verb is spelled differently.
[1] Same or similar glosses in other lexica (references at Photius tau376 Theodoridis), and in a scholion on Aristophanes, Wasps 613.
[2] cf. scholion on Aristophanes, Acharnians 683.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 3.7.3 (using a compound of the headword verb).
[4] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable, but cf. alpha 2718.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 November 2013@00:47:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 November 2013@03:10:54.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@06:34:39.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 March 2014@22:14:56.


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