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Headword: *(upobolimai=oi
Adler number: upsilon,458
Translated headword: supposititious
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones] substituted and adopted. In reference to children dropped on the ground, the ones that women cast away from themselves.
Greek Original:
*(upobolimai=oi: u(poballo/menoi kai\ ei)spoi/htoi. e)pi\ tw=n xamairifw=n paidi/wn, a(/per e(autw=n a)poba/llousin ai( gunai=kes.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius upsilon175 Theodoridis. The headword is masculine nominative plural of this adjective. If it is quoted from somewhere in this form, extant possibilities begin with Diodorus Siculus 20.14.4. In any event, for typical uses of the word cf. Herodotus 1.137.9 (web address 1) and Plato, Republic 537E (web address 2); and Menander and Philemon wrote comedies titled *(upobolimai=os.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; philosophy; women
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 12 June 2008@22:32:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 June 2008@03:52:50.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 15 June 2008@20:56:32.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2013@07:38:27.


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