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Headword: Χειρουργίας
Adler number: chi,266
Translated headword: of handiwork
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] of daring. Aristophanes [writes]: "these [women] will leave nothing of their obstinate handiwork behind." ["Obstinate"] meaning constant; [derived] from exceedingly [λίαν ] to be present [παρεῖναι ].[1]
The best and most accurate handicraftsmen[2] were Pheidias, Lysippus, Polycleitus. [They were] sculptors.[3]
Greek Original:
Χειρουργίας: τόλμης. Ἀριστοφάνης: οὐδὲν ἐλλείψουσιν αὗται λιπαρᾶς χειρουργίας. ἀντὶ τοῦ προσεχοῦς: παρὰ τὸ λίαν παρεῖναι. Χειρουργοὶ ἐγένοντο ἄριστοι καὶ ἀκριβεῖς Φειδίας, Λύσιππος, Πολύκλειτος. ἀγαλματοποιοί.
Notes:
The headword -- here in the genitive case, extracted from the quotation given -- usually means "handiwork", "craft", "skill" in the literal sense; but, as in this passage and its gloss, it also has figurative applications.
[1] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 673 (which has λιπαραοῦς for the Suda's λιπαρᾶς : see web address 1 below), with glosses (the etymological one fanciful and incorrect) from the scholia there; cf. lambda 578.
[2] Or: the best handicraftsmen [the word to which the entry now turns] in the strict sense of that term.
[3] See alpha 135 and its web addresses for more on these artists.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: art history; biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 27 March 2008@19:05:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and rearranged notes; more keywords; tweaks) on 28 March 2008@06:21:00.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@06:16:48.

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