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Headword: *cenikoi=s
Adler number: xi,35
Translated headword: alien
Vetting Status: high
Meaning foreign [ones] and not appropriate;[1] because being deceived [is] not native to Hellenes. Or alien, [in the sense of] things said by the foreign ambassadors. Aristophanes [writes]: "having stopped you from being overly deceived by alien words."[2]
Greek Original:
*cenikoi=s: a)nti\ tou= a)llotri/ois kai\ mh\ prosh/kousin: o(/ti a)noi/keion *(ellh/nwn to\ e)capata=sqai. h)\ cenikoi=s, toi=s a)po\ tw=n ce/nwn pre/sbewn legome/nois. *)aristofa/nhs: pau/sas u(ma=s cenikoi=si lo/goisi mh\ li/an e)capata=sqai.
[1] Headword and glosses are dative plurals (masculine), because of the quotation which is to follow. For this adjective cf. xi 32, xi 34.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 634. The present entry draws on the scholia there.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 16 February 2000@14:10:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 23 May 2001@10:12:32.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 May 2002@20:44:25.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords; raised status) on 28 August 2007@09:46:22.


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