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Headword: Strepsimallos anthrôpos
Adler number: sigma,1198
Translated headword: tangle-fleeced fellow
Vetting Status: high
He [who is] not simple. [The adjective comes] from wool which has tangles embedded in it.
Greek Original:
Strepsimallos anthrôpos: ho mê haplous. apo tôn eriôn tôn sunestrammenous tous mallous echontôn.
Likewise in Photius, from Pausanias the Atticist.
The word is applied to Euripides (epsilon 3695) -- and intended to suggest a contorted style -- in a fragment of Aristophanes (fr.638 Kock, 682 K.-A.).
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 April 2003@08:36:51.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 13 January 2005@01:14:06.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetic) on 13 January 2005@03:19:54.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 May 2011@09:24:24.
David Whitehead on 21 August 2011@10:24:44.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2014@08:35:44.


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