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Headword: Μακκοᾷ
Adler number: mu,68
Translated headword: is gaga
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] is devoid of intelligence, is stupid. We said that Makko was stupid. Aristophanes [writes]: "[as long as] the face of the people sits gaga".[1]
Also [sc. attested is the perfect] 'has become gaga', meaning is being devoid of intelligence.[2]
Greek Original:
Μακκοᾷ: ἀνοηταίνει, ἐνεόν ἐστιν. ἔφαμεν δέ, ὅτι ἡ Μακκὼ ἐνεὰ ἦν. Ἀριστοφάνης: τὸ τοῦ δήμου πρόσωπον μακκοᾷ καθήμενον. καὶ Μεμακκοακότα, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀνοηταίνοντα.
Notes:
For this verb see also Comica Adespota fr. 1210 Kock, now 174 K.-A.; Lucian, Lexiphanes 19.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 396 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. mu 69.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 62 (web address 2), with scholion; cf. mu 550.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: aetiology; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; politics; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 March 2006@08:53:54.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (add. web reff., set status) on 9 March 2006@14:57:11.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 10 March 2006@03:42:52.
Catharine Roth (coding, upgraded links) on 27 April 2013@23:05:39.
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