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Headword: Κεχηναίων πόλις
Adler number: kappa,1463
Translated headword: city of Gapenians
Vetting Status: high
That of the Athenians, regarded as babblers. [Aristophanes] took the word from [the verb] to gape [κεχηνέναι ], wishing to suggest that the Athenians had airy thoughts.
Greek Original:
Κεχηναίων πόλις: ἡ τῶν Ἀθηναίων, ὡς ληρούντων αὐτῶν. ἀπὸ τοῦ κεχηνέναι ἔλαβε τὸ ὄνομα, ὡς μετέωρα τῶν Ἀθηναίων φρονούντων.
The headword-phrase comes from Aristophanes, Knights 1262 (web address 1), and the gloss from the scholia there. Cf. Acharnians 635.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 July 2001@06:08:43.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 28 September 2003@00:43:34.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 19 October 2003@08:53:19.
David Whitehead on 20 February 2013@05:57:17.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 April 2013@00:08:19.


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