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Headword: Οὐ χεῖρον
Adler number: omicron,980
Translated headword: not worse
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning better. "Do you want me to tell the matter to the audience?" -- "Not worse."[1]
Greek Original:
Οὐ χεῖρον: ἀντὶ τοῦ βέλτιον. βούλει τὸ πρᾶγμα τοῖς θεαταῖσι φράσω; οὐ χεῖρον.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Knights 36-37 (a snatch of dialogue between the "slaves" Demosthenes and Nikias: see web address 1), with scholion: see web address 1.
[1] i.e. you may as well, you could do worse. For the idiom, here and elsewhere, see LSJ s.v. χείρων , III.2.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 August 2006@17:31:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 13 August 2006@04:30:13.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2013@05:34:55.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 August 2014@22:22:05.

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