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Headword: Ἴδριας
Adler number: iota,131
Translated headword: knowledgeable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] experienced.[1] "You might find us knowledgable about war somehow or other."[2]
And in the Epigrams [the word] ἰδρίτης ["knowledgeable person"] [is used]: "knowledgeable of the land, knowledgeable also of the sea."[3]
Sophocles [writes]: "for if my nature is familiar with these words, I would hardly disgrace your nature." That is, I envy you.[4]
Greek Original:
Ἴδριας: ἐμπείρους. πολέμων τε γὰρ ἡμᾶς ἴδριας ὄντας ἁμωσγέπως εὑρήσοιτε ἄν. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι Ἰδρίτης: ἰδρίτα καὶ γαίης, ἰδρίτα καὶ πελάγευς. Σοφοκλῆς: εἰ γὰρ πέφυκα τῶνδε τῶν λόγων ἴδρις, σχεδόν τι τὴν σὴν οὐ καταισχύνω φύσιν. τουτέστι ζηλῶ σε.
The headword, presumably extracted from the following quotation, is the accusative plural of ἴδρις ; cf. iota 133, alpha 678.
[1] The glossing adjective is the accusative plural of ἔμπειρος .
[2] Agathias, Histories 4.12.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.182.4 (Alexander the Magnesian).
[4] Sophocles, Electra 608-9 (where ἔργων is read instead of λόγων : see web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 April 2006@20:18:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 April 2006@04:25:19.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2013@04:51:53.
Catharine Roth (coding, upgraded link) on 26 January 2013@01:22:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 31 December 2018@01:28:43.
Ronald Allen (expanded and rearranged principal note and n.1) on 31 December 2018@20:17:39.


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