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Headword: Ὑπερεπυππάζοντό με
Adler number: upsilon,266
Translated headword: they were loading me with praises
Vetting Status: high
They were amazed by me exceedingly. They were astounded at me and they excessively wondered at my ambition. He is ridiculing them as admirers of unimportant things and quickly deceived with little gain. They[1] used to cry out "bravo!," which we call chirping.
Greek Original:
Ὑπερεπυππάζοντό με: ὑπερεπλήσσοντό με. κατεπλήσσοντό με καὶ τὴν φιλοτιμίαν ὑπερεθαύμαζον τὴν ἐμήν. διασύρει δὲ αὐτοὺς ὡς μικροθαυμάστους καὶ ταχέως ἀπατωμένους ὀλίγῳ λήμματι. πύππαξ ἐπεφώνουν, ὃ ἡμεῖς ποππύζειν λέγομεν.
Aristophanes, Knights 680 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica s.v. ὑπερπυππάζειν .
[1] The ancients in general, not the specific 'they' of the preceding sentence.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; politics
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 3 February 2010@09:07:56.
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