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Headword: Ἰαπετός
Adler number: iota,41
Translated headword: Iapetos, Iapetus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name.[1]
[Meaning] idiotic, stupid, ancient, one of the Giants. "And not to call [your father] Iapetos and reproach him for his age, from when you were reared in your infancy." ['Reared'] i.e. were brought up. That is, idiotic, stupid.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰαπετός: ὄνομα κύριον. λῆρος, μωρός, ἀρχαῖος, εἷς τῶν Γιγάντων. μήδ' Ἰαπετὸν καλέσαντα μνησικακῆσαι τὴν ἡλικίαν, ἐξ ἧς ἐνεοττοτροφήθης. οἷον ἐτράφης. τουτέστι λῆρον, μωρόν.
Notes:
[1] That of one of Greek mythology's Giants; see below (and already under alpha 4716).
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 998-9 (web address 1), with scholion. Iapetos was a brother of Kronos, so for the jibe cf. generally kappa 2470 (from an earlier passage in this same play).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 April 2006@03:56:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keywords, set status) on 19 April 2006@10:06:41.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 19 April 2006@10:13:51.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@05:42:58.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 January 2013@23:33:30.

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