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Headword: Ὑγιέστερος
Adler number: upsilon,28
Translated headword: sounder, healthier
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
As in “sounder than Croton”; for many of the people of Croton [were] athletes.[1]
And sounder than a gourd.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑγιέστερος: ὥσπερ καὶ ὑγιέστερος Κρότωνος: πολλοὶ γὰρ Κροτωνιᾶται ἀσκηταί. καὶ ὑγιέστερος κολοκύντης.
Notes:
Comparative of ὑγιής (upsilon 27, upsilon 31), masculine nominative singular.
[1] Different interpretations of the proverb occur in upsilon 29 and kappa 2482, q.v. For this interpretation, see Strabo 6.1.12.31 ff., Aelius Dionysius s.v. ὑγιέστερος ὄμφακος and Eustathius, Commentary on Dionysius the Periegete 369.18-32.
[2] Comica adespota frs. 910-911 Kock, now 545 K.-A.; also under kappa 1945; cf. Sophron fr. 34 Kaibel.
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Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 28 December 2008@12:55:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 December 2008@04:30:18.
Catharine Roth (added a note and a keyword, raised status) on 30 January 2011@01:35:04.
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David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 28 December 2014@09:14:57.
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