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Headword: Ὑπόδυθι
Adler number: upsilon,490
Translated headword: take cover
Vetting Status: high
Meaning cover yourself.[1] Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "shield from above." Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "take this umbrella and shield me from above."[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑπόδυθι: ἀντὶ τοῦ καλύπτου. καὶ Ὑπέρεχε ἄνωθεν: Ἀριστοφάνης Ὄρνισι: λαβὼν τουτὶ τὸ σκιάδειον ὑπέρεχε ἄνωθεν.
[1] The headword is the aorist imperative, second person singular, of the verb ὑποδύομαι . It is quoted here from Aristophanes, Birds 1512 (web address 1); see the scholia there. [Note also Wasps 1158 (web address 2), where however it is used with the opposite meaning.]
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 1508 (web address 3); see also the corresponding scholia.
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 8 May 2008@10:44:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 9 May 2008@03:54:12.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2013@03:35:11.


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