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Headword: Κρουνοχυτρολήραιον εἶ
Adler number: kappa,2485
Translated headword: you are a fountain-pitcher-prattler
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning you are a babbler; for 'fountain' [sc. refers to] that which flows copiously and indiscriminately and all at once, 'prattler' refers to that which is useless. So he composed [sc. the word] from 'fountain' and 'prattle' and 'pitcher', since it is senseless, so that the entirety connotes that which is senseless and excessively wordy.
Greek Original:
Κρουνοχυτρολήραιον εἶ: ἀντὶ τοῦ φλύαρος εἶ: κρουνὸς γὰρ τὸ χύδην καὶ ἀκρίτως καὶ ἀθρόως ῥέον, λῆρον δὲ τὸ μάταιον. συνέθηκεν οὖν ἀπὸ τοῦ κρουνοῦ καὶ τοῦ ληρεῖν καὶ χύτρας, ἀναισθήτου οὔσης: ἵνα τὸ ὅλον δηλώσῃ τὸν ἀναίσθητον καὶ περισσολόγον.
Note:
The headword phrase is derived from Aristophanes Knights 89 (Web address 1), with comments from the scholia.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; poetry; politics; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 June 2008@07:06:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 22 June 2008@05:15:29.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2013@07:35:01.

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