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Headword: Δι' αἰφνιδίου ὀπός
Adler number: delta,891
Translated headword: by an unforeseen voice
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That is [by] an inspired [one].
Greek Original:
Δι' αἰφνιδίου ὀπός: τουτέστι τῆς ἐνθουσιαστικῆς.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 127 (web address 1), with the gloss of the scholia there; repeated at omicron 471.
The word denotes a sudden "voice attack". According to Sommerstein (below), it may also refer to the abrupt attack at the beginning of each choral section.
Reference:
Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, ed. Alan Sommerstein, Warmington, Wiltshire, Aris and Phillips: 1994
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; stagecraft
Translated by: Dennis McHenry on 5 April 2005@14:31:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 5 April 2005@16:04:50.
Antonella Ippolito (augmented note) on 5 April 2005@16:12:06.
Antonella Ippolito on 5 April 2005@16:21:52.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference, keyword) on 5 April 2005@17:47:23.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented note) on 11 April 2005@11:11:18.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2012@05:25:13.
David Whitehead (typo) on 1 November 2015@10:31:47.

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