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Headword: *(uhnei=s
Adler number: upsilon,80
Translated headword: you are acting the pig, you are acting the swine
Vetting Status: high
A verb. [sc. It means] you are doing something swinish and brutish.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'of swinish creatures'; see above.[2]
Greek Original:
*(uhnei=s: r(h=ma. u(eiko/n ti kai\ zw|w=des poiei=s. kai\ u(hnw=n qremma/twn: zh/tei a)/nw.
[1] Likewise in Photius (upsilon35 Theodoridis), from Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon. The headword -- second person singular, present indicative active, of the verb u(hne/w -- is quoted from Plato, Theaetetus 166C (web address 1); the glossing is from the corresponding scholia. (See also Etymologicum Magnum s.v.) Reportedly the verb also occurs as suhnei=n, in Pherecrates: see sigma 1318.
[2] From Plato, Laws 819D (web address 2); see under upsilon 77.
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 19 July 2009@11:18:56.
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