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Headword: Γαῦρον
Adler number: gamma,77
Translated headword: disdainful, haughty, undaunted
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] stubborn, great, unswerving, unswayed.
Aristophanes [in] Frogs [writes]: "for there is nothing so haughty as Herakles."[1]
Agathias [writes]: "Belisarius produced a greater and more undaunted undertaking, and was glad of the victory."[2]
And elsewhere: "he [was] undaunted, as if [un?]affected."[3]
Greek Original:
Γαῦρον: στερρὸν, μέγα, ἀκλινὲς, ἀκατάπληκτον. Ἀριστοφάνης Βατράχοις: οὐδὲν γὰρ οὕτω γαῦρον ἔσθ' ὡς Ἡρακλῆς. Ἀγαθίας: ὁ δὲ Βελισάριος τὴν ἐγχείρησιν μείζονα ἔδειξε καὶ γαυροτέραν, καὶ περιχαρής γε τὴν νίκην. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ δὲ γαῦρος ὡσπερεὶ κινούμενος.
Notes:
The headword, identically or similarly glossed in other lexica, is the neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective (gamma 78), presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
cf. generally gamma 76.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 282 (web address 1).
[2] Agathias, Histories 5.15.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 June 2002@18:58:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 19 June 2002@05:02:13.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 March 2011@09:39:04.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 June 2011@06:17:57.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 June 2011@14:10:58.
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