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Headword: Γραφή
Adler number: gamma,441
Translated headword: painting, indictment, writing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[γραφή can mean] a portrait, an accusation, or something [written] in letters.[1]
"I puzzle, I write." I write [γράφω ] meaning I doodle, or I draw likenesses in the dirt with my finger and such pastimes.[2]
Greek Original:
Γραφή: ζωγραφία, κατηγορία, καὶ ἡ ἐπὶ γράμμασιν. ἀπορῶ, γράφω. γράφω μὲν ἀντὶ τοῦ καταγράφω, ἢ ζωγραφῶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ξὺν τῷ δακτύλῳ καί τινι τοιούτῳ παιδιᾷ τινι.
Notes:
[1] From the scholia to Thucydides 1.129.1, where the headword occurs (in the 'written message' sense).
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 31 (web address 1 below), with scholion; cf. already alpha 3506.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: art history; comedy; daily life; definition; historiography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 July 2002@20:51:45.
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David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 3 September 2002@07:50:13.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 11 June 2012@05:45:13.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 October 2012@01:40:24.

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