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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2160 - εὐτραπελία
- pleasantry, humour, facetiousness
- in a bad sense
- scurrility, ribaldry, low jesting
1. ready wit, liveliness, Hp. Decent. 7, Pl. R. 563a, Posidipp. 28.5, Cic. Fam. 7.32.1, D.S. 15.6: pl., pleasantries, Demetr. Eloc. 177; defined by Arist. as πεπαιδευμένη ὕβρις, Rh. 1389b11, cf. EN 1108a24; ἡ περὶ τὰς παιδιὰς καὶ τὰς ὁμιλίας εὐ. Plu. Ant. 43.
2. rarely in bad sense, = βωμολοχία, Ephesians 5:4.
* εὐτραπελία , -ας , ἡ
(< εὖ , τρέπω ),
1. versatility, wit, facetiousness (Hippocr., Plat., al.).
2. = βωμολογία , coarse jesting, ribaldry (Abbott, Essays, 93): Ephesians 5:4.†
SYN.: μωρολογία , v. Tr., Syn., § xxxiv.
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For this word in a good sense we may cite Demetr. de Elocut. 177 (ed. Roberts) ἡ γὰρ Ἀττικὴ γλῶσσα συνεστραμμένον τι ἔχει καὶ δημοτικὸν καὶ ταῖς τοιαύταις εὐτραπελίαις πρέπον, ";the Attic dialect has about it something terse, and popular, and so lends itself naturally to the pleasantries of the stage"; : cf. the adj. ib. 172 ἡ γὰρ ἀντίθεσις εὐτράπελος, ";there being wit in a play on words."; The simplex *τράπελος is not found, but is vouched for by the Lat. torculus also = ";turning,"; but applied in a different way : see Brugmann-Thumb, p. 231.
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