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Headword: Νενημένην
Adler number: nu,179
Translated headword: heaped-up
Vetting Status: high
[νενημένην ] and νενησμένην :[1] [meaning] piled-up.[2] Xenophon [writes]: "for you would find in the houses stores of last years' loaves heaped-up."[3]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "why are you sitting in a stupor, behaving like stones, cipher[s], sheep, jars heaped up at random?". That is, fools. He is speaking to the spectators; for the intelligent man is being examined through the dullard. 'Jars' stands for pots randomly piled up. For νηῆσαι ["to heap up"] [means] to pile up.[4]
And νῆσαι [sc. is pronounced] as a dissyllable.
Greek Original:
Νενημένην καὶ Νενησμένην: σεσωρευμένην. Ξενοφῶν: εὕρῃς γὰρ θησαυροὺς ἐν ταῖς οἰκίαις ἄρτων νενημένων περυσινῶν. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: τί κάθησθ' ἀβέλτεροι, ὄντες λίθοι, ἀριθμός, πρόβατ', ἄλλως ἀμφορεῖς νενησμένοι; τουτέστιν ἀνόητοι. πρὸς τοὺς θεατάς φησι: διὰ γὰρ τοῦ μωροῦ δοκιμάζεται ὁ φρόνιμος. ἀμφορεῖς δὲ ἀντὶ τοῦ ματαίως κέραμοι σεσωρευμένοι. νηῆσαι γὰρ τὸ σωρεῦσαι. καὶ νῆσαι δισυλλαβῶς.
[1] The variant is added in ms M. See further, next note
[2] Same entry -- for νενησμεν́ην -- in Photius (nu118 Theodoridis) and other lexica. The headword itself is accusative feminine singular of this perfect middle/passive participle and therefore extracted from somewhere other than the quotation given, which has genitive plural. (The verb is νέω (C) in LSJ; older form νηέω .) There are instances of νενημένην in e.g. Dio Chrysostom, Orations 32.87, and of νενησμένην in e.g. Lucian, De morte peregrini 35.
[3] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 5.4.27.
[4] Aristophanes, Clouds 1201-3, with scholion; cf. alpha 1785, nu 302, nu 340, nu 527.
Keywords: Christianity; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; history; imagery; religion; rhetoric; stagecraft
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 August 2009@07:24:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 14 August 2009@17:42:25.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 14 August 2009@19:43:21.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 15 August 2009@01:02:33.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 18 August 2009@03:03:48.
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