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Headword: Χαιρεφῶν
Adler number: chi,160
Translated headword: Chairephon, Chairephon
Vetting Status: high
[A name] applied to pale and withered men. And [there is] a saying: 'you will differ in no way from Chairephon'.[1] Inasmuch as he has been immersed in wisdom. Hence he was also called Bat.[2]
Greek Original:
Χαιρεφῶν: ἐπὶ τῶν ὠχρῶν καὶ ἰσχνῶν. καὶ παροιμία: οὐδὲν διοίσεις Χαιρεφῶντος. ἅτε σοφίᾳ συντετηκώς. ὅθεν καὶ Νυκτερὶς ἐκαλεῖτο.
For Chairephon see also chi 158, chi 159. The present entry draws on the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 503, here quoted.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 503; more fully at delta 1282.
[2] cf. nu 579. (The connection is not with the immediately preceding phrase but with the pallidness.) For Chairephon as Bat (Nukteris) see e.g. Aristophanes, Birds 1292-1299 and 1554-1564.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; imagery; medicine; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Joseph Wrightson on 29 April 2000@17:23:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 2 July 2002@06:32:22.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword; cosmetics) on 7 August 2011@10:11:47.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 November 2013@05:34:23.


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