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Headword: Νωτοπλῆγα
Adler number: nu,568
Translated headword: back-struck, with scourged back
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] him who deserves a whipping and receives blows on the back. Pherecrates in Drunkards [writes]: "and [tell] the back-struck [fellow] not to serve in a hurry".[1]
Greek Original:
Νωτοπλῆγα: μαστιγίαν τὸν εἰς τὰ νῶτα τὰς πληγὰς λαμβάνοντα. Φερεκράτης Κραπατάλοις: καὶ νωτοπλῆγα μὴ ταχέως διακονεῖν.
Notes:
The headword adjective, in the accusative singular, appears with the same gloss in Photius (nu319 Theodoridis, from Aelius Dionysius nu16); cf. Pollux 2.180.
[1] Pherecrates [phi 212] fr. 94 K.-A.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Robert Leigh on 29 September 2009@11:17:39.
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Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 29 September 2009@22:29:45.
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