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Headword: Μαινάδας
Adler number: mu,328
Translated headword: raving
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning them] raging, seeking to be in Bacchic frenzy, deranged.[1]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "if I'm not raging, then I must hate that man."[2]
Greek Original:
Μαινάδας: μαινομένας, ζητούσας βακχεύειν, παραφόρους. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: μισῶ τἄνδρ' ἐκεῖνον, εἰ μὴ μαίνομαι.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly elsewhere: see the references at Photius, Lexicon mu33 Theodoridis. The headword occurs in the cited accusative plural in Euripides, Bacchae 224, 570, 1075, 1191. (For the singular, see mu 331.)
[2] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 470 (τὸν ἄνδρ' ), using the cognate verb μαίνομαι .
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; tragedy; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 30 April 2009@07:35:13.
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