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Headword: Λεσχηνεία
Adler number: lambda,310
Translated headword: gossip
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] insolence.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] λεσχηνώτης ["pupil/scholar"], an insolent man.[2]
Greek Original:
Λεσχηνεία: ὕβρις. καὶ Λεσχηνώτης, ὁ ὑβριστής.
Notes:
Both of the words presented and glossed here are related to λέσχη (lambda 308, lambda 309); the glossing -- also, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon -- interprets both of them surprisingly harshly. See also omicron 343.
[1] Rare word, quoted perhaps from [Plato], Axiochus 369D (where it appears in the genitive case).
[2] Manuscripts of the Suda read λεσχηνότης or λεσχηνίτης , but on the basis of Theognostus and the Ambrosian Lexicon Bernhardy proposed (and Adler adopted) the reading λεσχηνώτης (best attested as Diogenes Laertius' favoured word for a philosopher's pupil: 1.43, 2.4-5).
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 March 2009@19:39:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 31 March 2009@03:05:27.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 5 December 2009@23:50:59.
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