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Headword: Πυλαιστάτους
Adler number: pi,3165
Translated headword: Pylai-men, Pylae-men
Vetting Status: high
Those who neither say nor do anything sound; [sc. so named] because of the attendance of men of this kind at the aforementioned place.
Greek Original:
Πυλαιστάτους: τοὺς μηδὲν ὑγιὲς μήτε λέγοντας μήτε πράσσοντας: διὰ τὸ παραγενέσθαι τοιούτους τινὰς ἀνθρώπους εἰς τὸν προειρημένον τόπον.
The headword, an accusative plural (presumably quoted from somewhere), is transmitted as πυλαιστάτους here and (with the same gloss) in Photius pi1533 Theodoridis; Hesychius pi4341, correctly, has πυλαιαστάς (with the gloss 'liars'). LSJ s.v. glosses the word as 'buffoons, mountebanks, such as flocked to Pylae and Delphi during the during the Amphictionic assembly'.
For Pylai/Pylae see pi 3161.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; politics; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 February 2010@05:13:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 28 April 2010@23:31:45.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 29 April 2010@03:14:51.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@08:53:00.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@09:58:21.


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