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Headword: Γηγενεῖς
Adler number: gamma,226
Translated headword: earth-born (ones)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] wan and corpse-like [ones]. Or impious and god-battling [ones], because of the Giants. Thus Aristophanes accuses philosophers in Clouds: "did you learn these clever things by going to the earth-born ones?"[1] Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "by an earth-born gust", meaning one great enough that it makes earthquakes; for [it was] an ancient supposition that the earth quaked when seized by winds. Aristophanes [sc. uses the phrase].[2]
Also called "earth-born ones" are those who think earthly thoughts.
Greek Original:
Γηγενεῖς: ὠχροὺς καὶ νεκρώδεις. ἢ ἀσεβεῖς καὶ θεομάχους, διὰ τοὺς Γίγαντας. οὕτω διαβάλλει τοὺς φιλοσόφους Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: ταῦτ' ἔμαθες τὰ δεξιὰ εἴσω παρελθὼν παρὰ τοὺς γηγενεῖς; καὶ, Γηγενεῖ φυσήματι, ἀντὶ τοῦ μεγάλῳ ὥστε σεισμοὺς ποιεῖν: ἀρχαία γὰρ ὑπόνοια τὸ ὑπὸ πνευμάτων κατεχομένην σείεσθαι τὴν γῆν. Ἀριστοφάνης. λέγονται καὶ Γηγενεῖς, οἱ τὰ γήϊνα φρονοῦντες.
Notes:
The headword is accusative plural, extracted from the quotation given.
cf. generally gamma 225.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 852-3 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 825, where this phrase does occur. See also sigma 291.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; mythology; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 June 2003@00:51:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 June 2003@03:39:47.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; tweaking) on 7 June 2012@04:52:19.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, upgraded link) on 8 September 2012@23:24:43.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@03:31:29.

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