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Headword: Ἐρυγγάνειν
Adler number: epsilon,3088
Translated headword: to belch, to blurt out, to boast of
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to disgorge,[1] to extol.
[sc. The first person singular is] ἐρυγγάνω ["I belch"].
"Even if he was belching out [sc. about] an illustrious and renowned family, he was sold as a slave."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐρυγγάνειν: ἐρεύγεσθαι, ἐγκωμιάζειν. Ἐρυγγάνω. καὶ εἰ περίβλεπτον καὶ δόκιμον ἠρύγγανε γένος, δοῦλος ἐπιπράσκετο.
Notes:
[1] Similar glossing in Hesychius (of the present participle) and Photius.
[2] Quotation (again, but faultily, at eta 561) unidentifiable. (Adler suggests Aelian.)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; history; imagery; law; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 January 2008@19:42:28.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 January 2008@03:56:37.
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