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Headword: Ἔκφρων
Adler number: epsilon,718
Translated headword: witless
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] distracted, misguided, out of one's wits.[1]
"But he, becoming witless with drink [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἔκφρων: ἐξεστηκώς, παραπαίων, ἔξω φρενῶν. ὁ δὲ ὑπὸ μέθης ἔκφρων γενόμενος.
cf. epsilon 716, epsilon 717.
[1] Similar glossing already in Hesychius (epsilon1807).
[2] Quotation unidentifiable in this precise form, but very like what Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 12.531F-532A (12.42 Kaibel), citing Theopompus (FGrH 115 F31), says about the Thracian king Kotys' (kappa 2173) deluded idea of "marrying" the goddess Athena: ... θάλαμον κατασκευάσας ἄνεμεν μεθύων τὴν θεόν. ἤδη δ' ἔκφρων γενόμενος κτλ .
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 26 January 2007@05:41:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 January 2007@05:52:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 10 August 2012@06:20:43.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 January 2015@00:45:12.


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