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Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at

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P προκάλυμμα, τό, παραφράγματα, τα, P. and V. πρόβλημα, τό.

Met., cloak: P. προκάλυμμα, τό, παραπέτασμα, τό.

Pretext, excuse: P. and V. πρόσχημα, τό, πρόβλημα, τό.

Defence: P. and V. πρόβλημα, τό; see defence.

v. trans.

Put as a screen in front: P. and V. προκαλύπτεσθαί (τί τινος or P. τι πρό τινος).

Hide: P. and V. κρύπτειν, ἀποκρύπτειν, Ar. and V. καλύπτειν, V. συγκαλύπτειν (rare P.), ἀμπέχειν, ἀμπίσχειν, συναμπέχειν; see hide.

Defend: P. and V. προστατεῖν (gen.), προΐστασθαι (gen.).

Protect: P. and V. φυλάσσειν; see protect.

Cloak: Met., P. and V. ὑποστέλλεσθαι, P. ἐπηλυγάζεσθαι, V. περιστέλλειν (or mid.); see cloak.

(We saw) the king himself holding his hand over his face to screen his eyes: V. ἄνακτα δʼ αὐτὸν ὀμμάτων ἐπίσκιον χεῖρʼ ἀντέχοντα κρατός (Soph., O.C. 1650).