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Headword: Τωθασμός
Adler number: tau,856
Translated headword: jeering, ridicule
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] τωθαστικὸν γελάσας ["laughing jeeringly"],[1] meaning mockingly, fawningly, derisively, abusively.[2]
Greek Original:
Τωθασμός. καί, Τωθαστικὸν γελάσας, ἀντὶ τοῦ σκωπτικόν, θωπευτικόν, χλευαστικόν, λοιδορητικόν.
For the unglossed headword, cf. Pollux 9.148, ps.-Herodian 135.
[1] Adler suggested Aelian, but a TLG search shows that the source is the Emperor Julian, Misopogon 20.21 Lacombrade.
[2] For these glosses cf. generally tau 855.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 February 2011@12:22:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 February 2011@02:58:14.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 14 January 2014@09:18:55.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 28 March 2014@23:51:55.


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