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Headword: Γράφειν ἐς τάχος
Adler number: gamma,438
Translated headword: to write at speed
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Thus it is said [i.e.] by separation.[1]
Procopius [writes]: "the speed-writing section."[2]
Greek Original:
Γράφειν ἐς τάχος: οὕτω λέγεται κατὰ διαστολήν. Προκόπιος: τὴν ἐς τάχος γράφουσαν μοῖραν.
Notes:
cf. epsilon 3201; also the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 686, where the phrase "at speed" occurs.
[1] For κατὰ διαστολήν cf. beta 175. In the present instance its force is presumably implicit, distinguishing the headword phrase from the verb ταχυγραφεῖν .
[2] Already (unattributed) at alpha 4089 -- but the attribution has been rejected by modern scholars.
Reference:
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung I," Byzantinische Zeitschrift 21 (1912) 419
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 July 2002@20:45:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented and modified notes; added keywords) on 3 September 2002@07:41:41.
Catharine Roth (added bibliography) on 29 December 2009@01:25:47.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 June 2012@05:36:41.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded notes) on 20 November 2015@03:18:52.

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