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Headword: Μεταμώνιος
Adler number: mu,712
Translated headword: windbag
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. Someone] worthless, useful for nothing. Aristophanes [writes]: "a windbag would go to the crows".
Greek Original:
Μεταμώνιος: μάταιος, πρὸς οὐδὲν χρήσιμος. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἐς κόρακας βαδιῇ μεταμώνιος.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Peace 117 (which has the future: 'will go'), with scholion. Epic term, in origin.
For 'to the crows' cf. epsilon 3154, epsilon 3155.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; epic; ethics; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Max Eager on 3 August 2009@14:02:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 August 2009@03:51:15.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2013@07:41:07.

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