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Headword: Anortalizein
Adler number: alpha,2568
Translated headword: to flap the wings
Vetting Status: high
['To flap the wings']; also [sc. attested is] a)nwrta/lizes ["you were flapping your wings"], [meaning] you were dancing lightly, you were excited, and you were rushing to believe before testing. But [uncompound] o)rtali/zein[1] is said about birds who begin to raise their feathers. Aristophanes [writes]: "whenever someone used these preambles you would flap your wings and toss your horns."[2] Meaning you got excited and puffed up. The term ["toss your horns"] [comes] from horn-bearing [creatures].
Greek Original:
Anortalizein: kai Anôrtalizes, kouphôs ôrchou, epêirou, kai tacheôs episteues prin dokimasai. ortalizein de legetai epi tôn archomenôn anapterousthai orneôn. Aristophanês: toutois hopote chrêsaito tis prooimiois, anôrtalizes kakeroutias. anti tou meteôrizou kai mega ephroneis. apo de tôn keratophorountôn hê lexis.
[1] The uncompound verb is not actually attested.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 1343-4 (web address 1), with scholion; again at kappa 145, and cf. epsilon 417.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 July 2000@00:55:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note; modified keywords) on 11 March 2001@07:10:47.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@09:33:19.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 15 March 2012@11:00:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 23 November 2013@02:24:13.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 23 January 2014@08:13:10.


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