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Headword: Dikorraphein
Adler number: delta,1102
Translated headword: to lawsuit-stitch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to sew together lawsuits; to be involved in the jurycourts.
Greek Original:
Dikorraphein: dikas surraptein, en tois dikastêriois anastrephesthai.
The (pejorative) headword infinitive occurs in Aristophanes, Clouds 1483 and Birds 1435. (For the etymology cf. generally rho 66.) Same glossing in other lexica (e.g. Photius delta608, and ps.-Zonaras), and see also the scholia to Clouds 1015, Birds 1435, and Plutus [Wealth] 913.
See the LSJ entry at web address 1; for equally pejorative cognates see LSJ s.v. dikorra/pths, dikorrafi/a, dikorra/fos.
For 'to be involved' (a)nastre/fesqai) cf. under alpha 309.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; law; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Marta Steele on 18 April 2005@15:17:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, adjusted link, added keywords) on 18 April 2005@16:07:47.
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, notes, keywords; cosmetics) on 19 April 2005@02:51:58.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 19 April 2005@13:29:15.
David Whitehead (another note) on 20 April 2005@08:13:55.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 July 2012@05:49:32.


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