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Headword: Ψίδωνες
Adler number: psi,94
Translated headword: psidones
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] slanderers, whisperers.
Greek Original:
Ψίδωνες: διάβολοι, ψίθυροι.
Notes:
Likewise already in Hesychius, where however this nominative plural is spelled ψιδόνες . Otherwise attested, in any spelling and form, only in lexica and grammars. See Kassel-Austin, PCG III.2 p.413 on Aristophanes fr. 921.
For 'whisperers' cf. psi 98, psi 99.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 January 2006@19:09:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 9 January 2006@03:17:08.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@06:07:06.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 22 December 2014@09:39:14.

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