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Headword: Ξενοκοπεῖν
Adler number: xi,41
Translated headword: to strike foreigners (?)
Vetting Status: high
In reference to receiving blows. Thus Metagenes [sc. uses the word].[1]
Greek Original:
Ξενοκοπεῖν: ἐπὶ τοῦ πληγὰς λαβεῖν. οὕτω Μεταγένης.
A troublesome entry. It is based on Photius xi22 Theodoridis, where however the editor notes that the Suda contributor has taken it upon himself (suo Marte) to change ἔλαβον in the glossing phrase to λαβεῖν . If the gloss should indeed read "In reference to 'I received blows'," the headword itself is likely to be a finite verb also, and Theodoridis follows Meineke, Dindorf and Cobet in thinking that it should be ξυνεκόπην 'I was beaten' (a variant of the συνεκόπην in [Demosthenes] 47.41).
If, despite all the above, the Suda's headword is correctly transmitted, it will be a (comic) compound verb along the lines of delta 444, epsilon 840, kappa 2387, kappa 2432, pi 1919, rho 144; but LSJ ignores it.
[1] Metagenes [mu 688] fr. 9 K.-A; cf. sigma 1298.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; rhetoric
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 17 February 2000@09:30:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (MOdified translation, added notes) on 22 May 2002@21:14:28.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 4 May 2003@10:05:28.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 29 August 2007@04:48:32.
David Whitehead (expanded and modified notes; more keywords; tweaking) on 18 June 2013@09:46:46.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2014@08:09:19.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 3 February 2014@08:11:28.


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