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Headword: Ἐς κεφαλήν σοι
Adler number: epsilon,3148
Translated headword: on your head
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An interjection of imprecation. For if someone says first that there will be difficulties, someone answers in response 'on your head!'
Greek Original:
Ἐς κεφαλήν σοι: ἐπιφώνημα κατάρας. προειρηκότος γάρ τινος χαλεπὰ ἔσεσθαι, ἀμοιβαίως ἀνταποκρίνεταί τις, ἐς κεφαλήν σοι.
Notes:
Adler states that this entry derives from the 'fuller' scholia to Aristophanes Plutus [Wealth] 526, where the headword phrase occurs (web address 1), but no scholion on that passage is particularly close to the present entry.
For the idiom see LSJ s.v. κεφαλή , 1.4.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 May 2007@06:34:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked and augmented note; cosmetics) on 22 May 2007@06:53:41.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2012@04:46:11.

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