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Headword: Καταπροί̈ξεται
Adler number: kappa,730
Translated headword: will escape unpunished
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] will despise,[1] will betray.[2] As if to say, [he/she/it] would escape with impunity.[3]
"You won't get away with doing this, by Apollo!"[4] Aristophanes [writes]: "by the two goddesses, you won't get away with saying this!" Meaning you won't make fun of me without penalty.[5]
Herodotus [writes]: "for he will not get away with dishonoring me like this."[6]
Greek Original:
Καταπροί̈ξεται: καταφρονήσει, καταπροδώσει. οἷον προῖκα ἐκφύγοι. οὔτοι καταπροίξῃ, μὰ τὸν Ἀπόλλωνα, ταυτὸ δρᾶν. Ἀριστοφάνης: οὔτοι, μὰ τὼ θεώ, σὺ καταπροίξῃ λέγουσα ταυτί. ἀντὶ τοῦ καταγελάσῃ μου χωρὶς ζημίας. προῖκα γὰρ ἔλεγον τὴν ζημίαν. Ἡρόδοτος: οὐ γὰρ δὴ ἐμέ γε ὧδε λωβησόμενος καταπροί̈ξεται.
For this verb see also kappa 731, kappa 732.
[1] cf. kappa 732.
[2] cf. kappa 728; this gloss belongs to a different verb.
[3] Same or similar glossing in other lexica and scholia; see the references at Photius kappa337 Theodoridis. The headword itself must be quoted from somewhere: perhaps Archilochus fr. 200 or Herodotus 3.156.3; on the latter see further below, and for both see also kappa 731.
[4] Aristophanes, Wasps 1366 (web address 1); cf. epsilon 1803.
[5] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 566 (web address 2), with a scholion on this verse according to Wentzel.
[6] Herodotus 3.156.3 (web address 3): Zopyrus on King Darius.
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Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography; imagery; law; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 July 2008@02:09:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 July 2008@03:16:05.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3; another keyword; tweaking) on 4 February 2013@04:12:09.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 10 April 2013@19:09:06.


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