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Headword: Λυμαινόμενον τοῖς μειρακίοις
Adler number: lambda,836
Translated headword: inflicting maltreatment on the infants
Vetting Status: high
Meaning insulting the infants. Thus [it is] usual [to have] "to them" [i.e. the dative], and not "mistreating the infants" [i.e. in the accusative].
Greek Original:
Λυμαινόμενον τοῖς μειρακίοις: ἀντὶ τοῦ τὰ μειράκια ἐνυβρίζοντα. οὕτω δὲ αὐτοῖς σύνηθες, οὐχὶ τὰ μειράκια λυμαινόμενον.
Aristophanes, Clouds 928, with scholia (here lightly abbreviated: the scholia add the infinitive συντάσσειν after αὐτοῖς , i.e. "it is usual to have the 'to them' syntactic construction").
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 8 April 2009@01:12:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 April 2009@04:19:34.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@05:13:59.


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