Monday, November 25, 2019
In the Mirror
You're a useless old drone with one foot in the grave!The same (tr. Stephen Halliwell):
A deranged and senile wreck you are!The Greek:
τυφογέρων εἶ κἀνάρμοστος.Liddell-Scott-Jones, s.v. τῦφος, sense 2: delusion.
Liddell-Scott-Jones, s.v. ἀνάρμοστος, sense II (citing this verse): of persons, impracticable.
From Eric Thomson:
ἀνάρμοστος reminds me of crotchety. The DGE gives the meaning as something like "impossible/difficult to deal with, disagreeable". Liddell and Scott would have been wiser to choose "intractable"; "impracticable" now sounds dated.