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Headword: Ῥησικοπεῖν
Adler number: rho,144
Translated headword: to be a phrase-monger
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to use claptrap.
Greek Original:
Ῥησικοπεῖν: δημηγορεῖν.
Notes:
= Photius rho100 Theodoridis.
As Adler notes (and Theodoridis agrees), the entry is probably generated by Polybius 12.25i.9 Büttner-Wobst, where the headword infinitive occurs -- albeit not in the sense glossed here -- in Polybius' critique of Timaeus [tau 600, tau 602].
For the glossing verb δημηγορέω in this disparaging sense, see LSJ s.v., II.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 September 2010@21:56:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 7 September 2010@07:37:53.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded note; another keyword) on 24 August 2011@08:04:25.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 24 August 2011@14:51:35.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@07:17:44.

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