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Headword: Λινοπτωμένη
Adler number: lambda,571
Translated headword: net-watching
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning she] watching over a fisherman's net drying.
Greek Original:
Λινοπτωμένη: λίνον ἁλιέως ψυχόμενον ἐποπτεύουσα.
The headword, presumably quoted from somewhere (but attested only here), is the feminine nominative singular, present participle, of the verb λινοπτάομαι .
Its masculine counterpart λινοπτώμενος is the contested reading transmitted in Aristophanes, Peace 1178. The scholia there attribute to Aristotle the definition "those who watch over hunting nets", and they criticize two other interpretations: one derived "ignorantly from the birds falling into the nets", and one claiming that the word means "to fear excessively".
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 3 June 2009@22:42:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 4 June 2009@05:43:30.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 April 2013@06:17:18.


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