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Headword: Λαρυγγίζειν
Adler number: lambda,130
Translated headword: to croak
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] broadening the voice and not speaking naturally, but seeking to use the larynx rather laboriously. Demosthenes in the [speech] For Ktesiphon [sc. uses the word].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] "they croak," [meaning] they shout. "The crows stood around up and down, making a row and squawking most impudently, in the way crows croak."[2]
Greek Original:
Λαρυγγίζειν: τὸ πλατύνειν τὴν φωνὴν καὶ μὴ κατὰ φύσιν φθέγγεσθαι, ἀλλ' ἐπιτηδεύειν περιεργότερον τῷ λάρυγγι χρῆσθαι. Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ ὑπὲρ Κτησιφῶντος. καὶ Λαρυγγίζουσι, βοῶσιν. οἱ δὲ κόρακες περιιπτάμενοι ἄνω καὶ κάτω, θορυβούμενοι καὶ κεκραγότες μετὰ πολλῆς ἀσελγείας, οἷον οἱ κόρακες λαρυγγίζουσι.
[1] Demosthenes 18.291 (web address 1), cited from Harpokration s.v.
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 20 Habrich; cf. alpha 4140.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; medicine; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2000@07:14:07.
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