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Headword: *ke/rdistos
Adler number: kappa,1388
Translated headword: most crafty, very crafty
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] most/very cunning.
Greek Original:
*ke/rdistos: panourgo/tatos.
Same or similar entry in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon; see the references at Photius kappa598 Theodoridis.
The headword literally means "most/very profitable". The sense "crafty" applies to people (LSJ s.v. kerdi/wn II.1), and is found in Homer, Iliad 6.153, describing Sisyphos (sigma 489, sigma 490); cf. the scholia there.
cf. generally kappa 1386, kappa 1390.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 1 November 2008@23:30:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, cross-reference, status) on 2 November 2008@01:01:39.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; more keywords; cosmetics) on 2 November 2008@04:50:18.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@08:36:11.
David Whitehead (typo) on 26 February 2015@07:35:47.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 February 2015@01:20:50.


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