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Headword: Κροῦσις
Adler number: kappa,2487
Translated headword: chicanery
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
i.e. testing; since vessels that are cracked are tested by being rung; seizure.[1]
Greek Original:
Κροῦσις: ἤτοι δοκιμασία: ἐπεὶ τὰ σαθρὰ τῶν σκευῶν κροτούμενα δοκιμάζεται: ἡ ἁρπαγή.
Notes:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 318, where the headword occurs, in the accusative case, in the figurative sense translated here; see under kappa 622.
[1] Both meanings are hard to find attestations for, but the second may relate to uses of the word to mean 'deceive' or the like; cf. kappa 2586.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; imagery; law; politics; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 June 2008@02:59:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; more keywords) on 22 June 2008@05:28:08.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 March 2013@07:45:09.

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