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Headword: Ἡμεδαπός
Adler number: eta,288
Translated headword: native, of our country
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning ours.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "the style of the expressions, at any rate, [is] native."[2]
And elsewhere: "and let us play a game, remembering a parasite of our country."[3]
Also [sc. attested is the genitive plural] ἡμεδαπῶν , [meaning] [our] own, native, autochthonous. For δάπεδον ["floor"] [means] the foundation, whence also ποδαπός ["from what country?"] is used meaning what kind of, or of what country or of what fatherland.[4]
Greek Original:
Ἡμεδαπός: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἡμέτερος. Ἀριστοφάνης: ὁ γοῦν χαρακτὴρ ἡμεδαπὸς τῶν ῥημάτων. καὶ αὖθις: καί τι καὶ παίσωμεν παρασίτου μνημονεύσαντες ἡμεδαποῦ. καὶ Ἡμεδαπῶν, ἰδίων, ἐγχωρίων, αὐτοχθόνων: δάπεδον γὰρ τὸ ἔδαφος. ὅθεν καὶ τὸ ποδαπὸς ἀντὶ τοῦ ποῖος λαμβάνεται, ἢ ποίας χώρας ἢ τίνος πατρίδος.
Notes:
[1] cf. ἀλλοδαπός alpha 1316, ποδαπός pi 1841.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 220 (web address 1), with scholion. Trygaeus is commenting on Hermes' specimens of Athenian and Spartan diplomatic interchanges.
[3] Aelian fr. 111a Domingo-Forasté (108 Hercher); cf. kappa 1762.
[4] Similar explanations in other lexica. The genitive plural is evidently quoted from somewhere.
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 August 2006@19:48:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 23 August 2006@04:38:07.
Catharine Roth (rectified my note) on 23 August 2006@11:40:28.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 August 2006@11:48:25.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 December 2012@07:24:45.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 December 2012@21:20:46.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 3) on 27 May 2013@01:13:30.

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