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Headword: Ὑποκαθεῖναι τὰς ὀφρῦς
Adler number: upsilon,506
Translated headword: to lower the eyebrows
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That is, [for a man] to stop being angry and to become meeker; for to raise the eyebrows is a mark of anger.
Greek Original:
Ὑποκαθεῖναι τὰς ὀφρῦς: οἷον παύσασθαι χαλεπαίνοντα καὶ πραότερον γενέσθαι: τὸ γὰρ ἀνατείνειν τὰς ὀφρῦς ὀργῆς ἐστι σημεῖον.
Notes:
Comica adespota fr. 916 Kock, now 680 K.-A.
This entry must be derived from Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica s.v.; identically glossed in Photius' Lexicon (and the Etymologicum Magnum); cf. ps.-Zonaras s.v. ὑποκαθεῖναι .
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 23 April 2008@17:48:29.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 April 2008@03:03:17.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2013@04:31:07.
David Whitehead (codings) on 30 May 2016@05:18:14.

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