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Headword: Ῥῆξον φωνήν
Adler number: rho,140
Translated headword: break forth a voice
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] say piercingly.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "but o you who have crowned the elders with many good characteristics, break forth a voice in which you rejoice, and tell your own nature."[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥῆξον φωνήν: διάτορον εἰπέ. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἀλλ' ὦ πολλοῖς τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους ἤθεσι χρηστοῖς στεφανώσας, ῥῆξον φωνήν τινα, ᾗ χαίρεις, καὶ τὴν σαυτοῦ φύσιν εἰπέ.
[1] The headword, extracted from the quotation, is aorist imperative, second person singular, of ῥήγνυμι ; cf. rho 124.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 960 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 August 2010@00:53:30.
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David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 August 2010@03:56:21.
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