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Headword: *(upekrou/sw
Adler number: upsilon,190
Translated headword: you attacked
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] you hinted. Aristophanes in Plutus [writes]: "you have [not] described my own life, but you attacked that of the beggars." Or meaning you said, you struck. From a metaphor of kitharas or some other [sc. musical] instrument.
Greek Original:
*(upekrou/sw: h)|ni/cw. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: to\n e)mo\n bi/on ei)/rhkas, to\n tw=n ptwxw=n d' u(pekrou/sw. h)\ a)nti\ tou= e)fqe/gcw, a)nekrou/sw. a)po\ metafora=s tw=n kiqarw=n h)/ tinos a)/llou o)rga/nou.
Penia (Poverty) in Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 548 (web address 1), with scholion.
The headword verb, extracted from this line, is u(pekrou/sw (as here) in the mss of Aristophanes but some modern editions (including that of Coulon and van Daele on TLG) print e)pekrou/sw on the basis of Pollux 9.139.
For the kithara see kappa 1590.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; imagery; meter and music
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 2 August 2009@09:04:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 August 2009@03:16:22.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 25 April 2011@09:04:27.
David Whitehead on 21 November 2013@04:48:09.


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