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Headword: Λυπρόν
Adler number: lambda,848
Translated headword: wretched
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] grievous.
[Meaning] painful.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] λυπρόγαιον ["with poor soil"].[2] Appian [writes]: "for poor soil and poverty leads you into [a life of] robbery. But I will give good land to [my] working-poor friends."[3]
Greek Original:
Λυπρόν: ἐπαχθές. λυπηρόν. καὶ Λυπρόγαιον. Ἀππιανός: τὸ γὰρ λυπρόγαιον καὶ πενιχρὸν ὑμᾶς εἰς λῃστείαν ἄγει. δώσω δ' ἐγὼ πενομένοις φίλοις γῆν ἀγαθήν.
The headword (which must be quoted from somewhere) is masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective (for which cf. lambda 846, lambda 847).
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (and some Euripidean scholia): see the references at Photius lambda470 Theodoridis.
[2] Λυπρόγαιος is a variant of λυπρόγεως ; cf. next note.
[3] An approximation of Appian, Iberica 250 (where λυπρόγεων is the form used); Lucullus is speaking.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 April 2009@13:35:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 April 2009@04:42:54.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 April 2013@05:46:17.


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