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Headword: Μαθών
Adler number: mu,45
Translated headword: having learned
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he] having seen.[1] "Having learned [this], the Celt laughed and mocked, as if he were a man about to do combat with a boy."[2]
And elsewhere: "as [he/she] learned that he also was standing up".[3] Meaning [he/she] saw [this].
And Aristophanes [writes]: "for one might learn something wise even from his enemies."[4]
Greek Original:
Μαθών: ἰδών. ὁ δὲ Κελτὸς μαθὼν ἐγέλασε καὶ κατέσκωπτεν, ὡς ἀνὴρ παιδὶ μέλλων διαγωνιεῖσθαι. καὶ αὖθις: ὡς ἔμαθε κἀκεῖνον ἀνιστάμενον. ἀντὶ τοῦ εἶδε. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: μάθοι γὰρ ἄν τις κἀπὸ τῶν ἐχθρῶν σοφόν.
Notes:
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the first quotation given, is aorist participle of μανθάνω , masculine nominative singular.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler flags up kappa 1307 while asserting that the present material is not from John of Antioch. Perhaps more exactly, it does not seem to be part of his fr.49 FHG, now Roberto.)
[3] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 257 Pfeiffer.
[4] A possible version -- for others see Dunbar's edition ad loc. -- of Aristophanes, Birds 382, where this gnomic statement occurs.
Keywords: biography; children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; poetry; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 May 2008@11:36:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 May 2008@04:02:05.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 26 April 2013@00:19:00.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 26 April 2013@07:23:13.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 January 2015@10:52:32.

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