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Headword: Ἠλιθιάζω
Adler number: eta,221
Translated headword: I act foolishly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I intentionally play the role of a fool. "There is no sense in your hair, when you think that I am out of my mind; me, I am purposely acting foolishly in these matters."
Greek Original:
Ἠλιθιάζω: ἑκουσίως μωρὸν ὑποκρίνομαι. νοῦς οὐκ ἔνι ταῖς κόμαις ὑμῶν, ὅτε μ' οὐ φρονεῖν νομίζετ': ἐγὼ δ' ἑκὼν ταῦτ' ἠλιθιάζω.
Aristophanes, Knights 1120-1124 (web address 1), with scholion. See also eta 220 and nu 525.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 August 2006@19:00:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 13 August 2006@04:39:42.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 13 December 2012@05:17:14.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 December 2012@01:34:56.


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