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Headword: Azêmios
Adler number: alpha,592
Translated headword: penalty-free, with impunity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unharmed. Strictly speaking a "zemia" is the loss of life [zwh=s mei/wsis]; alternatively, what is abominable in life [e)n zwh=| miaro/n]. Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "you surely do not expect, after cheating us, to escape with impunity?"[1]
Alternatively, the truth [is] penalty-free, in not suffering a penalty for what has happened.[2]
Greek Original:
Azêmios: ablabês. kuriôs de zêmia hê tês zôês meiôsis, ê to en zôêi miaron. Aristophanês Ploutôi: môn axiois phenakisas hêmas apallagênai azêmios; ê ho alêthês azêmios, ho mê hupechôn zêmian tou pathous.
The headword, extracted from the first quotation given, is masculine nominative singular of this adjective.
[1] Aristophanes, Plutus [Plutus] 271-2, with scholion.
[2] From a scholiast to Sophocles, Electra 1102 (where the word also appears).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; law; tragedy
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 12 January 2000@18:12:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keyword) on 13 February 2001@09:56:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 4 December 2005@06:49:35.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 January 2012@07:15:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 19 January 2012@01:45:17.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2015@10:33:08.


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