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Headword: Λαιθυράζω
Adler number: lambda,179
Translated headword: I scoff
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] I jeer.
Greek Original:
Λαιθυράζω: χλευάζω.
Note:
The headword verb is so rare as to have been overlooked by LSJ until the 1968 Supplement. There it does appear, with both the present gloss (for which cf. ps.-Zonaras 1292.10, and see chi 337) and the more elaborate one from the ninth-century grammarian Theognostus (in a passage about terms with the prefix lai, Canones 27.2): 'producing a sound through the mouth against the breast'. Note also the suspiciously similar λαιθαρύζειν , glossed by Hesychius lambda131 as λαμυρῶσαι, διαπράξασθαι .
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 15 June 2005@15:33:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks to headword and tr; augmented note) on 16 June 2005@03:30:17.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@04:01:51.

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