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Headword: Εἴρων
Adler number: epsiloniota,206
Translated headword: dissembler
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] one who makes fun of everything and is continually joking. Also [sc. attested is the related participle] εἰρωνευόμενος ["dissembling"] in speech; from the [verb] εἴρω [which means] I speak. A cheat and a pretender.
Greek Original:
Εἴρων: ὁ πάντα παίζων καὶ διαχλευάζων. καὶ εἰρωνευόμενος διὰ λόγων: παρὰ τὸ εἴρω τὸ λέγω. ἀπατεὼν καὶ ὑποκριτής.
Notes:
This entry combines material from a scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 449 (where the headword occurs: see web address 1) with etymological material from other lexicographical sources.
See also epsiloniota 207 (with the same headword), as well as related words at epsiloniota 208, epsiloniota 209, epsiloniota 210.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 June 2005@01:21:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticules) on 28 June 2005@03:37:15.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 26 November 2012@09:05:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 30 November 2012@22:32:23.

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