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Headword: Ὑποκρούειν
Adler number: upsilon,528
Translated headword: to strike
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to speak against, to contradict simply and as required; the verb ὑποκρούειν is applied to those making a disturbance, just as we say ἐκκρούειν ["to knock out"] and κωλύειν ["to prevent"].
Greek Original:
Ὑποκρούειν: ἀντιφθέγγεσθαι, ἀντιλέγειν ἁπλῶς καὶ ὡς ἔτυχε: τὸ δὲ ὑποκρούειν ἐπὶ τῶν θορυβούντων λέγεται, ὅπερ ἡμεῖς φαμὲν ἐκκρούειν καὶ κωλύειν.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 38. See also Hesychius s.v. ὑποκρούει ; cf. upsilon 529, and Anonymus antiatticista s.v. ὑποκροῦσαι .
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 25 March 2008@13:14:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 26 March 2008@04:24:17.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2013@05:50:38.


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