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Headword: Χαιρεφῶν
Adler number: chi,160
Translated headword: Chairephon, Chairephon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Notes:
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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