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Headword: Νάπυ
Adler number: nu,34
Translated headword: mustard
Vetting Status: high
[An alternative term for] σίνηπι .[1]
"And [the Council] looked mustard and raised its eyebrows." [Meaning] it looked at [him] sharply and angrily -- for mustard [is] sharp -- and knitted its eyebrows.[2]
Unnaturally, so to speak, or ill-naturedly.
Greek Original:
Νάπυ: σίνηπι. κἄβλεψε νάπυ καὶ τὰ μέτωπ' ἀνέσπασεν. ἐπέβλεψε δριμὺ καὶ ὀργίλον [δριμὺ γὰρ τὸ νάπυ], καὶ τὰς ὀφρῦς συνέστειλεν. τὸ ὡς εἰπεῖν ἀφυὲς ἤτοι κακοφυές.
[1] (sigma 457.) Likewise in other lexica: see the references at Photius nu28 Theodoridis.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 631 (web address 1), with scholion. The accentuation of the headword, there and elsewhere, is νᾶπυ .
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 September 2008@09:37:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword, set status) on 7 September 2008@17:16:48.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; another keyword) on 8 September 2008@03:05:34.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2013@06:01:07.


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