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Headword: Ὀφρῦς ἀνασπῶντες καὶ γνάθους φυσῶντες
Adler number: omicron,1027
Translated headword: raising eyebrows and puffing out cheeks
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
In reference to boastful and supercilious people.
Greek Original:
Ὀφρῦς ἀνασπῶντες καὶ γνάθους φυσῶντες: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀλαζόνων καὶ ὑπεροπτικῶν.
Note:
Adler tentatively classifies this as a proverb, but the only point of certainty is that its origins lie in two phrases that Demosthenes 19.314 uses, in the singular, of Aeschines (see web address 1); cf. iota 607.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 December 2003@07:56:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 8 February 2004@22:13:07.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 8 October 2004@07:47:32.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2013@04:40:43.

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