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Headword: Νουβυστικόν
Adler number: nu,511
Translated headword: clever, intelligence-stuffed, shrewd
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] filled with intelligence. "A woman, he said, is an intelligence-stuffed thing".[1] Also [sc. attested is the related adverb] νουβυστικῶς ["cleverly/shrewdly"], [meaning] sagaciously.[2]
[Meaning something] (?)expert. And better the [adjective] νουβυστικόν and its adverb (?)unified; it indicates a filling with intelligence.[3]
Greek Original:
Νουβυστικόν: νοῦ πεπληρωμένον. γυναῖκα δ' εἶναι πρᾶγμ' ἔφη νουβυστικόν. καὶ Νουβυστικῶς, συνετῶς. τετριμμένον. καὶ κάλλιον ὑφ' ἓν τὸ νουβυστικὸν καὶ τὸ αὐτοῦ ἐπίρρημα: δηλοῖ δὲ νοῦ πλήρωσιν.
Notes:
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 441, with scholion.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 1294, where this adverb occurs; cf. iota 455, kappa 1059 (and xi 46).
[3] This (odd) extra material occurs only in the margin of ms M. [The on-line text here includes an error: read δηλαδὴ δέ , not δηλοῖ δέ .]
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 October 2009@05:01:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 14 October 2009@10:30:15.
David Whitehead (augmented n.3) on 15 October 2009@03:04:49.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2013@06:29:40.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2014@07:45:55.

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