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Headword: Αἰσχρὰ γυνή
Adler number: alphaiota,353
Translated headword: ill-favoured woman
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning one who is] ugly.[1] Also [sc. attested is] αἰσχρόν ["(something) shameful"], [used] in reference to evil.
"Those around him recognized these things as shameful, and that the withdrawal was neither honorable in present circumstances nor safe for the future."[2]
Greek Original:
Αἰσχρὰ γυνή: ἄμορφος. καὶ Αἰσχρόν, ἐπὶ κακοῦ. ταῦτα αἰσχρὰ μέν οἱ ἀμφ' αὐτὸν ἐγίνωσκον καὶ τὴν ἀποχώρησιν οὔτε ἐν τῷ παραυτίκα εὐπρεπῆ οὔτε ἀσφαλῆ ἐς τὰ μέλλοντα.
Notes:
[1] cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 617, where something akin to the headword phrase occurs; and see also alphaiota 350.
[2] Arrian, fragmenta incerta 1.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 14 February 2003@08:13:03.
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