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Headword: Ἀστεῖα λέγεις
Adler number: alpha,4234
Translated headword: you say urbane things
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is] ἀστεῖον ["civil"], [meaning something] political.
"[...that he will] say something urbane and refined."[1] The combination [is] comic. "Refined" [κατερρινημένον ] means thoroughly worked-through. Use in conversation.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀστεῖα λέγεις. καὶ Ἀστεῖον, τὸ πολιτικόν. ἀστεῖόν τι καὶ κατερρινημένον εἰπεῖν. κωμικὴ ἡ συμπλοκή. σημαίνει δὲ τὸ κατερρινημένον τὸ ἄκρως διειργασμένον. ἐν συνουσίᾳ χρῶ.
The unglossed headword phrase, as a TLG search reveals, is quoted from John Chrysostom's Homily on Paul's Letter to the Ephesians (PG 62,119).
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 901 [901a Dover] (web address 1 below); cf. kappa 981, lambda 441.
[2] This commentary on the passage derives from Phrynichus (Praeparatio sophistica fr. 266.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; comedy; definition; ethics; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 January 2002@20:06:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; augmented note; cosmetics) on 6 January 2002@07:04:03.
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