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Headword: Ὑποβαλλόμενοι
Adler number: upsilon,448
Translated headword: making false suggestions
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] being convincing, or speaking falsely, or having appropriated. Sophocles [writes]: "if the great kings, making false suggestions, spread secret rumours."[1] That is, if these things are not true, but fabricated by the king or by someone else.
"And after the congregation had interrupted as usual, Saint Auxentius [2] was brought forth naked."[3] Meaning after it had answered, after it had cut off the duke's speech.
Greek Original:
Ὑποβαλλόμενοι: πειθόμενοι, ἢ ὑποβλήτως λέγοντες, ἢ ἰδιοποιησάμενοι. Σοφοκλῆς: εἰ δ' ὑποβαλλόμενοι κλέπτουσι μύθους οἱ μεγάλοι βασιλεῖς. τουτέστιν εἰ δὲ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀληθῆ ταῦτα, ἀλλὰ πεπλασμένα ὑπὸ τοῦ βασιλέως ἢ ἄλλου τινός. καὶ ὑποβαλούσης τῆς τάξεως κατὰ τὸ σύνηθες, προσήχθη γυμνὸς ὁ ἅγιος Αὐξέντιος. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀποκριθείσης, ἐκκοψάσης τὸν λόγον τοῦ δουκός.
The headword, extracted from the first quotation given, is present middle participle, masculine nominative plural, of ὑποβάλλω . For this figurative sense of it see generally LSJ s.v., II.2.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 188-189 (web address 1); this first part of the entry derives from the corresponding scholia.
[2] Two saints of this name are known: of Mopsuestia (alpha 4450 and web address 2) and of Bithynia (web address 3). The former seems to be the one in question here.
[3] Symeon Metaphrastes PG 116.481c extr.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 15 June 2008@12:44:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, set status) on 15 June 2008@20:29:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 June 2008@03:11:17.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2013@05:27:02.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 28 November 2013@23:26:03.


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