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Headword: Kekuphotes
Adler number: kappa,1276
Translated headword: bent-forward, stooping
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is the aorist participle] ku/yas ["he having stooped"]. Aristophanes is speaking about a beetle: "how the cursed [creature], having stooped, eats."[1] Through the expression he is indicating its gluttony. For those humans and animals who most particularly stoop into their food, and stick by it, seem to eat greedily and very eagerly.
Greek Original:
Kekuphotes: kai Kupsas: Aristophanês peri kantharou phêsin: hoion de kupsas ho kataratos esthiei. dia tou schêmatos tên addêphagian autou dêloi. kai gar tôn anthrôpôn kai tôn thremmatôn hoi malista tois edesmasin enkekuphotes kai proskeimenoi dokousin aplêstôs kai perispoudastôs esthiein.
The unglossed primary headword is perfect participle, masculine nominative plural, of the verb ku/ptw; perhaps quoted from Plato, Republic 586A. (Hesychius kappa2119 glosses kekufo/ta with tapeinou=nta.)
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 33, with material from the scholia there.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 26 October 2008@04:17:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 October 2008@06:10:57.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 February 2013@03:35:31.


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