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Headword: Κρίνεσι στεφανοῖς
Adler number: kappa,2427
Translated headword: with lily crowns
Vetting Status: high
That is, the abusive statements [coming] from you are, for me, crowns [made] out of lilies. [The word κρίνεσι ] is declined from the [noun] κρίνος ,[1] like τεῖχος . But some say it is a metaplasm.[2]
Greek Original:
Κρίνεσι στεφανοῖς: τουτέστιν αἱ λοιδορίαι αἱ παρὰ σοῦ στέφανοί μοί εἰσιν ἐκ κρίνων. κέκλιται δὲ ἀπὸ τοῦ τὸ κρίνος, ὡς τὸ τεῖχος. οἱ δέ φασι μεταπλασμὸν εἶναι.
Aristophanes, Clouds 911 (web address 1), with scholion.
[1] Rather, κρίνον ; cf. kappa 2429, and next note.
[2] i.e. that such a presumed nominative does not exist.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 December 2008@09:49:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 14 December 2008@22:59:27.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 15 December 2008@03:10:13.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2013@04:50:21.


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