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Headword: Αἰξωνεύεσθαι
Adler number: alphaiota,239
Translated headword: to be an Aixonian, to play the Aixonian
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The [verb that means] to make slanderous accusations.[1] A metaphor from the deme of the Aixoneis;[2] for they are ridiculed in comedy [as] slanderers.
Greek Original:
Αἰξωνεύεσθαι: τὸ κατηγορεῖν βλασφημοῦντα. μετῆκται δὲ ἀπὸ τοῦ δήμου τῶν Αἰξωνέων: βλάσφημοι γὰρ κωμῳδοῦνται.
Notes:
cf. the scholia on Plato, Laches 197C, where the phrase "to be an Aixonian" occurs; Hesychius s.v.; Etymologicum Magnum 36.57.
[1] cf. alphaiota 240, alphaiota 241.
[2] See alphaiota 242.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 September 2000@05:39:52.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, note, keyword) on 4 September 2002@22:00:18.
Catharine Roth (added more cross-references) on 4 September 2002@22:02:00.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 5 September 2002@03:30:38.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 May 2012@07:07:20.
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