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Headword: Αἰγυπτιάζειν
Adler number: alphaiota,75
Translated headword: to act the Egyptian
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] to be wicked and to behave malignantly.[1]
For such were the Egyptians.[2]
And [there is] a saying: 'Egyptian brick-bearer'. These men are constantly slandered as being bearers of burdens.[3]
Concerning Egyptians see under delta at δογματίζει .[4]
Greek Original:
Αἰγυπτιάζειν: τὸ πανουργεῖν καὶ κακοτροπεύεσθαι. τοιοῦτοι γὰρ οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι. καὶ παροιμία: Αἰγύπτιος πλινθοφόρος. οὗτοι διαβάλλονται ἀεὶ ὡς ἀχθοφόροι ὄντες. περὶ δὲ Αἰγυπτίων ζήτει ἐν τῷ δέλτα εἰς τὸ δογματίζει.
[1] Likewise in Photius and other lexica.
[2] See Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 922, with scholia.
[3] See Aristophanes, Birds 1133-34, with scholia to 1133.
[3] delta 1319.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; proverbs
Translated by: Phiroze Vasunia on 20 February 2000@21:46:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 March 2001@05:34:46.
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