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Headword: Κωμῳδεῖν
Adler number: kappa,2267
Translated headword: to make fun of, to make a joke of
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning] to tease.
Greek Original:
Κωμῳδεῖν: αἰτιατικῇ. σκώπτειν.
Notes:
Same (substantive) glossing in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon; also in Photius, Lexicon kappa1314 Theodoridis, where the editor notes Ruhnken's view that the headword is extracted from Plato, Parmenides 128C or Republic 5.452D.
See also e.g. Aristophanes, Acharnians 631: ὡς κωμῳδεῖ τὴν πόλιν ἡμῶν καὶ τὸν δῆμον καθυβρίζει .
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 November 2003@11:23:25.
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