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Headword: *komyeuripikw=s
Adler number: kappa,2023
Translated headword: boasteuripically
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cunningly, in the manner of Euripides.[1]
Aelian says [this] about impious kings/emperors consigned to oblivion.[2]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "in what do you boast and pretend to be clever?"[3]
Greek Original:
*komyeuripikw=s: panou/rgws, kata\ *eu)ripi/dhn. *ai)liano\s peri\ a)sebw=n basile/wn lh/qh| paradoqe/ntwn fhsi/. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: e)pi\ tw=| koma=|s kai\ komyo\s ei)=nai prospoiei=;
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 18, where the headword adverb, a comic coinage, occurs (web address 1). For Euripides see generally epsilon 3695.
[2] Aelian fr. 157 Domingo-Forasté (154 Hercher). Adler notes the observation of Perizonius [Jakob Voorbroek, 1651–1715] that this sentence refers to a different (missing) headword.
[3] Aristophanes, Wasps 1317 (web address 2); it contains ko/myos, the commonplace component of the headword.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; history; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 January 2009@22:37:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; tweaks) on 2 January 2009@04:11:22.
Catharine Roth (punctuation) on 3 January 2009@01:06:38.
David Whitehead (typo) on 3 January 2009@04:12:00.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, upgraded links) on 9 November 2012@02:11:51.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 11 March 2013@05:21:52.


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