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Headword: Κωφότερος κίχλης
Adler number: kappa,2309
Translated headword: dumber than a thrush
Vetting Status: high
In Eubulus in Dionysius [this] is said [sc. with the meaning] more voiceless than a thrush.
Greek Original:
Κωφότερος κίχλης: παρ' Εὐβούλῳ ἐν Διονυσίῳ λέγεται ἀφωνότερος κίχλης.
The headword phrase (in which 'dumb' bears the meaning it bears in UK, not US, English) is Eubulus fr. 29 Kock, now 28 K.-A. (Suda ms.F wrongly gives the title as Dionysus). For the present gloss on it see also Photius kappa1337 Theodoridis, and cf. Zenobius 4.66 and other paroemiographers.
Its adjective κωφότερος is the comparative of κωφός : cf. kappa 2310, kappa 2307, kappa 2308.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 February 2009@23:55:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 27 February 2009@03:08:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 March 2013@09:22:04.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 23 December 2014@07:39:24.


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