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Headword: Λαλίστερον
Adler number: lambda,79
Translated headword: more talkative, rather talkative
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] more/rather chatty, more/rather loquacious.
Greek Original:
Λαλίστερον: φλυαρώτερον, ἀδολεσχέστερον.
Notes:
The term and its glosses, all in the comparative degree, are given in what is either the neuter nominative/accusative singular or the masculine accusative singular. For the equally irregular superlative of λάλος see lambda 78; and for the present entry's comparative used in longer phrases see rho 60 and under tau 1094.
This contextless λαλίστερον is similarly glossed in other lexica; see the references at Photius lambda59 Theodoridis. It is probably taken from Attic comedy: there is an instance in Aristophanes (fr. 668 Kock = 684 K.-A.), though the one reported in Menander (fr. 416 Kock) should more probably be a superlative; see under lambda 78.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 5 February 2007@17:19:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified and augmented note; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 February 2007@03:49:26.
David Whitehead on 1 April 2013@04:10:29.
David Whitehead on 31 December 2014@05:48:54.

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