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Headword: Καταπεφρόντικα
Adler number: kappa,704
Translated headword: I have studied away
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] I spent on intellectuals, I have expended on education.[1] Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "'did you lose your cloak?' -- 'I have not lost it, I have studied it away'".[2] The old man is speaking to his son.
Greek Original:
Καταπεφρόντικα: εἰς τοὺς φροντιστὰς ἀνάλωσα, εἰς τὴν παίδευσιν καταδεδαπάνηκα. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: τὸ θοιμάτιον ἀπώλεσας; ἀλλ' οὐκ ἀπολώλεκ', ἀλλὰ καταπεφρόντικα. πρὸς τὸν υἱὸν λέγει ὁ πρεσβύτης.
Notes:
[1] A comic coinage.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 856-7 (web address 1). The entry comes from a scholion on this passage.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 November 2000@03:45:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added link and keyword, raised status) on 28 August 2003@17:42:53.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 29 August 2003@03:43:12.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2013@08:25:01.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 3 February 2013@16:57:39.

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