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Headword: Λῆρος
Adler number: lambda,469
Translated headword: nonsensical, silly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning one who is] babbling, speaking in vain.[1]
"For many of these things seemed to me silliness and nonsense even from my childhood."[2]
Greek Original:
Λῆρος: φλύαρος, ματαιόφημος. πολλὰ γάρ μοι ταῦτα καὶ ἐκ μειρακίων ἐδόκει λῆροί τε καὶ φλήναφοι.
Notes:
[1] Likewise in Photius lambda281 Theodoridis, and similarly elsewhere. The headword λῆρος , again as lambda 470, can be either noun or adjective (see LSJ s.v.); the present glossing treats it as an adjective, but in Aelian (see next note) it is used as the noun "trifles, babble". The word ματαιόφημος occurs elsewhere only in Michael Syncellus (C8-9), Encomium in sanctum Isacium et Dalmatum 26.
[2] Aelian fr. 30 Domingo-Forasté (27 Hercher), quoted rather differently at chi 480. See also theta 472.
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; rhetoric
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 4 April 2009@22:37:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 April 2009@05:07:19.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes) on 18 April 2013@06:10:18.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 20 October 2014@01:48:22.

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