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Headword: Μυχθίζεις
Adler number: mu,1494
Translated headword: you are sneering at
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] you are scoffing at, you are jeering at.[1] In the Epigrams: "and you are sneering, grinning, at the snub-nosed [sc. child]; perhaps you are laughing scornfully."[2]
Greek Original:
Μυχθίζεις: χλευάζεις, μυκτηρίζεις. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: καὶ σιμὰ σεσηρὼς μυχθίζεις: τάχα που σαρδάνιον γελάσεις.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is present active indicative, second person singular, of the verb μυχθίζω (LSJ entry at web address 1).
[1] For these glosses cf. Hesychius mu2002 s.v. μυχθίζουσι
[2] Greek Anthology 5.178 3-4 (Meleager [Author, Myth]); cf. sigma 427.
Cameron, Alan. The Greek Anthology: from Meleager to Planudes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry
Translated by: Miranda Robinson on 19 August 2009@14:20:13.
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