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Adler number: eta,1
Translated headword: hey hey!
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
In Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "hey hey, be quiet, don't say anything stupid". Expressing approval.[1] ['Don't say anything stupid' means] don't say something foolish.
Greek Original:
Ἢ ἤ: παρὰ Ἀριστοφάνει ἐν Νεφέλαις: ἢ ἤ, σιώπα, μηδὲν εἴπῃς νήπιον. συγκαταθετικῶς. μὴ εἴπῃς δὲ εὔηθες.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Clouds 105 (web address 1), with a gloss from the scholia there (but see next note).
[1] An uncomprehending intrusion into the scholion. Correctly ('an exclamation expressing disapproval) in LSJ s.v. (B).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 4 December 1999@16:48:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 May 2001@08:35:16.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 2 December 2012@07:54:55.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 December 2012@00:59:43.
David Whitehead (expanded a note; cosmetics) on 22 April 2016@07:19:28.

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