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Headword: Ῥαχίζειν
Adler number: rho,62
Translated headword: to cleave
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
To brag.[1] Also [sc. attested is the related noun] ῥαχιστής ["one who cuts through the spine"], [meaning] a braggart. Theopompus in Pamphile [writes]: "Demophon, of all these things the braggart."[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥαχίζειν: τὸ ἀλαζονεύεσθαι. καὶ ῥαχιστής, ὁ ἀλαζών. Θεόπομπος Παμφίλῃ: τούτων ἁπάντων ὁ ῥαχιστὴς Δημοφῶν.
Notes:
Same entry in Photius (rho56 Theodoridis), similar one elsewhere.
[1] For the headword verb cf. already rho 61 and again rho 63. The present entry is devoted to its figurative usage.
[2] Theopompus fr. 43 Kock (44 K.-A.).
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; imagery; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 September 2010@19:34:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 September 2010@03:10:35.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 24 August 2011@05:50:17.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 24 August 2011@14:08:00.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 27 October 2013@08:58:32.

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