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Headword: Ἀποθυννίζω
Adler number: alpha,3329
Translated headword: I write off
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] I dismiss and I underestimate.
Greek Original:
Ἀποθυννίζω: τὸ ἀποπέμπομαι καὶ παραλογίζομαι.
Notes:
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon. The rare headword verb, literally meaning 'I reject as worthy of a (sc. mere) tuna-fish', is identified by Eustathius as a coinage of Lucian's; see Jupiter Tragoedus 25, with ἀποτεθύννισται (and the adjective θυννῶδες meaning stupid).
For tuna/tunny cf. theta 582, and more generally theta 580, theta 581, theta 582, theta 583, theta 584.
Keywords: comedy; definition; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 February 2002@15:52:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 15 February 2002@02:59:15.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 2 April 2012@08:38:50.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 24 January 2014@06:08:37.
David Whitehead on 27 August 2015@11:34:29.

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