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Abdera

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Sophocles, Antigone, 781

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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Ἄβδηρα, τά.

Man of Abdera: Ἀβδηρίτης, -ου, ὁ.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Abdēra: ōrum, n., and ae, f., =Ἄβὀηρα.
I Abdera, a town on the southern coast of Thrace, not far from the mouth of the Nestus, noted for the stupidity of its inhabitants. It was the birthplace of the philosophers Protagoras, Democritus, and Anaxarchus; n., Liv. 45, 29, 6; Gell. 5, 3, 3; f., Ov. Ib. 469; Plin. 25, 8, 53, § 94 dub.; 4, 11, 18, § 42: hic Abdera, non tacente me, here was Abdera itself, Cic. Att. 4, 17, 3 (4, 16, 6).—
   2    Folly, stupidity, madness, Cic. l. l. (cf.: id est Ἀβὀηριτικόν, i. e. stupid, id. Att. 7, 7, 4, and Arn. 5, p. 164; Juv. 10, 50; Mart. 10, 25, 4).—
   B Hence, derivv.
   1    Abdērīta and Abdērītes, ae, m., =Ἀβὀηριτς, an Abderite: Democritus Abderites, Laber. ap. Gell. 10, 17: Abderites Protagoras, Cic. N. D. 1, 23, 63; cf. id. Brut. 8: de Protagora Abderita, id. de Or. 3, 32, 128: Abderitae legati, Liv. 43, 4, 8; cf. id. § 12 sq.; Vitr. 7, 5, 6; Just. 15, 2 al.—
   2    Ab-dērītānus, a, um, adj., of Abdera, meton. for stupid, foolish: Abderitanae pectora plebis habes, Mart. 10, 25, 4.—
II A city of Hispania Baetlca, on the southern coast, now Adra, Mel. 2, 6, 7; Plin. 3, 1, 3, § 8.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

Abdēra,¹⁶ æ, f., Cic. Att. 4, 17, 3 ; Plin. 6, 217, et Abdēra, ōrum, n., Liv. 45, 29, 6, Abdère, ville de Thrace.

Latin > German (Georges)

Abdēra, ōrum, n. (Ἄβδηρα, τὰ), I) Stadt in Thracien, Geburtsort des Protagoras u. Demokrit, j. Polystilo oder Asperosa, Liv. 45, 29, 6. Plin. 4, 42, berüchtigt durch den Stumpfsinn u. die Kleinstädterei ihrer Einwohner; dah. hic Abdera, Cic. ad Att. 4, 16, 6: u. o Abdera, Abdera, dares quantas vias mortalibus irridendi, Arnob. 5, 12. – Nbf. Abdēra, ae, f., Ov. Ib. 465. Plin. 25, 94. Solin. 10, 10. Vgl. K.F. Hermann Versuch einer urkundl. Geschichte von Abdera (in dessen Abh. u. Beitr. zur klass. Literat. S. 106 ff.). – II) Stadt in Spanien, j. Adra, Mela 2, 6, 7 (2. § 94). – Dav. a) Abdērītēs, ae, Abl. a, m. (Ἀβδηρίτης), einer aus Abdera, ein Abderit, Laber., Cic. u.a. – b) Abdērītānus, a, um, abderitisch = stumpfsinnig, Mart. 10, 25.

Spanish > Greek

Ἄβδηρα, Ἄβδηρος