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Headword: *(upoballo/menoi
Adler number: upsilon,448
Translated headword: making false suggestions
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] being convincing, or speaking falsely, or having appropriated. Sophocles [writes]: "if the great kings, making false suggestions, spread secret rumours."[1] That is, if these things are not true, but fabricated by the king or by someone else.
"And after the congregation had interrupted as usual, Saint Auxentius [2] was brought forth naked."[3] Meaning after it had answered, after it had cut off the duke's speech.
Greek Original:
*(upoballo/menoi: peiqo/menoi, h)\ u(poblh/tws le/gontes, h)\ i)diopoihsa/menoi. *sofoklh=s: ei) d' u(poballo/menoi kle/ptousi mu/qous oi( mega/loi basilei=s. toute/stin ei) de\ ou)k e)/stin a)lhqh= tau=ta, a)lla\ peplasme/na u(po\ tou= basile/ws h)\ a)/llou tino/s. kai\ u(pobalou/shs th=s ta/cews kata\ to\ su/nhqes, prosh/xqh gumno\s o( a(/gios *au)ce/ntios. a)nti\ tou= a)pokriqei/shs, e)kkoya/shs to\n lo/gon tou= douko/s.
The headword, extracted from the first quotation given, is present middle participle, masculine nominative plural, of u(poba/llw. For this figurative sense of it see generally LSJ s.v., II.2.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 188-189 (web address 1); this first part of the entry derives from the corresponding scholia.
[2] Two saints of this name are known: of Mopsuestia (alpha 4450 and web address 2) and of Bithynia (web address 3). The former seems to be the one in question here.
[3] Symeon Metaphrastes PG 116.481c extr.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 15 June 2008@12:44:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, set status) on 15 June 2008@20:29:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 June 2008@03:11:17.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2013@05:27:02.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 28 November 2013@23:26:03.


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