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Headword: Ψεῦσον
Adler number: psi,62
Translated headword: cheat, deceive
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The construction [is] customary. Menander [writes]: "you know what -- do."[1] And Sophocles [sc. also has an instance].[2] "Do not cheat [me], o Zeus, of [my] imminent hope."
Greek Original:
Ψεῦσον: σύνηθες τὸ σχῆμα. Μένανδρος: οἶσθ' ὃ ποίησον. καὶ ὁ Σοφοκλῆς. μὴ ψεῦσον, ὦ Ζεῦ, τῆς ἐπιούσης ἐλπίδος.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 870c (web address 1), and scholion (here abbreviated, to omit the Sophocles quotation).
[1] Menander [the comic poet] fr. 916 Kock, 770 Koerte, now 649 K.-A. Cf. delta 1511.
[2] Sophocles fr. 493 Radt, from his lost Peleus.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 December 2005@16:13:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 December 2005@03:36:16.
David Whitehead (modified tr; expanded notes) on 5 November 2013@07:00:11.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 May 2014@00:44:29.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 December 2014@06:55:33.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 18 September 2016@23:30:58.

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