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Headword: Ὑποτεμοῦμαι
Adler number: upsilon,609
Translated headword: I will undercut
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
and 'I will whittle away your arrogance away'; Aristophanes [sc. says this].[1] For tanners undercut skins in the [sc. process of making them] seem thicker.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑποτεμοῦμαι καὶ περικόψω τῆς ἀλαζονείας: Ἀριστοφάνης. οἱ βυρσοδέψαι γὰρ ὑποτέμνουσι τὰ δέρματα διὰ τὸ φαίνεσθαι παχέα.
Notes:
[1] A loose approximation of Aristophanes, Knights 290-1 (web address 1). See also pi 1117.
[2] From the scholia to this passage; cf. tau 299.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; politics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 20 October 2008@16:34:20.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 October 2008@03:15:25.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 August 2011@03:02:45.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 8 December 2013@22:35:03.

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