Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Flavia Cecchi and first published on 02/07/2016.

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Theodotus | Θεόδοτος

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Theodotus is a grammarian1 of unknown date, and his name is attested, in different forms, in the tradition of the Etymologica2 and the Lexicon3 of pseudo-Zonaras4 regarding the etymology of the term ὀρίγανον; he derives this word from ῥιγῶ (“to be cold”) by antiphrasis (o…

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Cecchi, Flavia, “Theodotus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Theodotus>
First published online: 2015

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