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Headword: Κριὸς ἀσελγόκερως
Adler number: kappa,2436
Translated headword: outrageously-horned ram
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Plato the comic poet says 'outrageously-horned'. This is because the ancients used to apply the [term] outrageous not only to licentious things/people but also to large things/people.
Greek Original:
Κριὸς ἀσελγόκερως: τὸν μεγαλόκερων φησὶ Πλάτων ὁ κωμικός. τὸ γὰρ ἀσελγὲς οὐ μόνον ἐπὶ τῶν ἀκολάστων ἐλάμβανον οἱ παλαιοί, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν μεγάλων.
Notes:
cf. alpha 4140.
In Diogenianus 5.61 and other paroemiographers.
[1] Plato Comicus fr. 210 Kock, now 232 K.-A.
Keywords: chronology; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2007@07:36:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 December 2007@00:58:26.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 14 December 2007@03:21:58.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2013@05:13:22.
David Whitehead on 27 December 2014@09:43:39.

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