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Headword: Θαψίνῃ
Adler number: theta,75
Translated headword: sallow, yellow
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"To act, like a sallow [Ino], as a summons-witness for a woman."[1]
Greek Original:
Θαψίνῃ: γυναικὶ κλητεύειν ἐοικὼς θαψίνῃ.
Notes:
The headword adjective, dative singular, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] An approximation (the verb should be finite and interrogative: 'are you acting...?') of Aristophanes, Wasps 1413 (web address 1). For Ino see iota 382. (The allusion here is to a lost play of Euripides about her.) For summonsing in Athenian law cf. kappa 1792, kappa 1796.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; law; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 January 2008@06:28:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 21 January 2008@18:08:29.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 22 January 2008@03:06:26.
David Whitehead on 30 December 2012@06:10:19.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 31 December 2012@01:28:33.

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