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Headword: Ἴσχανα
Adler number: iota,707
Translated headword: I held back, I restrained
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I whittled, I thinned.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "I held back my art with little verses and walking and white beets;" meaning [with] amusements, as for an invalid. I personally gave juice of chatter from books [and] from habits; not from barley-gruel but from the habits of men and from books.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἴσχανα: ἔξυσα, ἐλέπτυνα. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἴσχανα τὴν τέχνην ἐπυλλίοις καὶ περιπάτοις καὶ τευτλίοισι λευκοῖς: ἀντὶ τοῦ διατριβαῖς, ὡς ἐπὶ ἀσθενοῦντος. χυλὸν δοὺς ἐγὼ μυλμάτων ἀπὸ βιβλίων ἀπὸ ἠθῶν: οὐκ ἀπὸ πτισάνης, ἀλλ' ἀπὸ ἠθῶν ἀνδρῶν καὶ βιβλίων.
[1] The headword (extracted from the quotation) is aorist, first person singular, of ἰσχάνω ; cf. iota 709, iota 710.
[2] Euripides speaking in Aristophanes, Frogs 941-943 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. pi 3029.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; medicine; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 May 2006@22:49:15.
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David Whitehead (tweaked tr; x-ref) on 5 May 2006@04:56:52.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2013@04:44:44.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2013@04:48:32.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 January 2013@00:54:52.


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