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Headword: *cunne/nofen
Adler number: xi,129
Translated headword: has gathered clouds, clouds have gathered
Vetting Status: high
It is cloudy and beclouded and clouded over.[1] Aristophanes in Anagyrus [writes]: "and he [Zeus] has gathered clouds and is giving a thoroughly good wintery thunder."[2] Also in Islands: "how she walks, ducking down toward the ground and gathering clouds."[3] Meaning frowning.
Greek Original:
*cunne/nofen: e)pinefh= kai\ sunnefh= kai\ sunne/fela/ e)stin. *)aristofa/nhs *)anagu/rw|: kai\ cunne/nofe kai\ xeime/ria bronta=| ma/l' eu)=. kai\ e)n *nh/sois: w(s e)s th\n gh=n ku/yasa ka/tw kai\ cunnenofui=a badi/zei. a)nti\ tou= skuqrwpa/zousa.
Also in Photius (xi58 Theodoridis).
[1] Like other weather verbs, this can be used impersonally or with Zeus as the subject; it can also, as in the second quotation here, be used metaphorically of a person. See LSJ entry at web address 1.
[2] Aristophanes fr. 46 Kock (and K.-A.).
[3] Aristophanes fr. 395 Kock (410 K.-A.).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; science and technology; women
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 21 February 2000@12:01:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (rearranged, augmented notes, added link and keywords) on 10 January 2002@18:33:32.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 16 September 2007@08:15:28.
David Whitehead (adjustments) on 19 June 2013@07:21:49.


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