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Headword: Ῥαπίσαι
Adler number: rho,45
Translated headword: to beat , to slap
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to strike the jaw with the bare hand. What they say about the forehead also.
Greek Original:
Ῥαπίσαι: πατάξαι τὴν γνάθον ἁπλῇ τῇ χειρί. ὃ λέγουσι καὶ ἐπὶ κόρρης.
The headword is aorist infinitive of ῥαπίζω , a verb related to the noun ῥαπίς , genitive ῥαπίδος : see rho 46 and the cross-references there. (In context the verb may, but certainly does not have to, imply striking with such a stick.)
Same entry in Photius (rho42 Theodoridis), similar ones elsewhere. The headword is evidently quoted from somewhere -- perhaps Plutarch, Alcibiades 16.5 (where the over-competitive A. does this to Taureas, a rival choregos).
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 August 2010@13:35:54.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 2 September 2010@17:48:09.
David Whitehead (modified headword; expanded note) on 6 September 2010@04:03:57.
David Whitehead (expanded and tweaked note; more keywords) on 24 August 2011@04:15:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 August 2011@14:26:42.
David Whitehead on 27 October 2013@06:12:58.


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