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Headword: Κρόνιππος
Adler number: kappa,2471
Translated headword: Kronippos, Cronippus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[A way of saying] a great buffoon. By intensification of a horse [hippos] being understood.[1] "You are [a] Kronippos"; or an outrager, voluptuary, [male] whore.
Greek Original:
Κρόνιππος: ὁ μέγας λῆρος. κατ' ἐπίτασιν λαμβανομένου τοῦ ἵππου. σὺ δ' εἶ κρόνιππος: ἢ ὑβριστής, τρυφητής, πόρνος.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Clouds 1070 (web address 1), with (confused) comments from the scholia there.
[1] i.e. the -(h)ippo- part of the name implies something large/monstrous, just as the Kron- part suggests antiquity; cf. Dover ad loc.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 December 2008@09:36:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 14 December 2008@23:00:32.
David Whitehead (another note) on 15 December 2008@03:08:39.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2013@06:41:29.

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