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Headword: Ψιθυρίζει
Adler number: psi,98
Translated headword: whispers
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning he/she/it] speaks softly into the ear.[1] Slanders.[2] Also [sc. attested is a] shrine of Aphrodite Whisperer.[3]
When a soft wind blows and goes gently through the leaves, as if it speaks to the trees, which is called whispering. And Theocritus [writes]: "whispering is a sweet thing, and that pine tree, o goatherd ..."[4]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] λόγος ψίθυρος ["whispering word"] [meaning] a slanderous one.
Sophokles [writes]: "devising such whispering words as these."[5]
Greek Original:
Ψιθυρίζει: αἰτιατικῇ. ἠρέμα εἰς τὸ οὖς διαλέγεται. διαβάλλει. καί, Ἀφροδίτης ψιθύρου ἱερόν. πνέοντος ἀνέμου μαλακοῦ καὶ ἠρέμα διὰ τῶν φύλλων εἰσιόντος, ὥσπερ προσλαλεῖ τὰ δένδρα, ὅπερ ψιθυρίζειν λέγεται. καὶ Θεόκριτος: ἁδύ τι τὸ ψιθύρισμα, καὶ ἁ πίτυς, αἰπόλε, τήνα. καὶ Λόγος ψίθυρος, ὁ διάβολος. Σοφοκλῆς: τοιούσδε λόγους ψιθύρους πλάσσων.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword (cf. under tau 763, tau 1100), third person singular present indicative active, must be quoted from somewhere.
[2] (Lacking, Adler reports, in mss SC.) From psi 99.
[3] cf. psi 99, psi 100.
[4] Scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 1007; Theocritus, Idylls 1.1 (also at alpha 536, alpha 3220, tau 511).
[5] Sophocles, Ajax 148.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 January 2006@01:16:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 4 January 2006@03:47:34.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 6 November 2013@06:26:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 May 2014@01:36:21.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation following a suggestion from Brady Kiesling) on 29 December 2016@23:58:07.

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