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Headword: Λαλίστατον
Adler number: lambda,78
Translated headword: most talkative, very talkative
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] clever[ness] in utterance. Also called this is someone with a good tongue and a most/very pleasant voice.
Greek Original:
Λαλίστατον: τὸ κατὰ λόγον σοφόν. λέγεται δὲ καὶ ὁ εὔγλωττος καὶ ὁ εὐφωνότατος.
Notes:
Same or similar entry in other lexica; see the references at Photius lambda58 Theodoridis. To judge by the gloss, the primary headword is neuter nominative/accusative singular (rather than masculine accusative singular) of this irregular superlative of lalos, and as such is probably quoted from Menander's Heiress: ἆρ' ἐστὶ πάντων ἀγρυπνία λαλίστατον (fr. 164 Kock = 152 Koerte = 129 Kassel-Austin).
The masculine form is attested in Euripides, Cyclops 315, though not there in the favourable sense glossed here (for which see rather e.g. Lucian, Gallus 2: genitive).
For the comparative degree see lambda 79.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 12 January 2007@13:27:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 12 January 2007@15:48:26.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr and note) on 14 January 2007@04:19:58.
David Whitehead (reworked note; cosmetics) on 1 April 2013@04:04:36.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 December 2014@05:46:15.
David Whitehead (coding) on 16 May 2016@06:35:41.

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