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kw`mo" , ou, oJ , ( kwvmh ) properly a village festival: a revel, carousal, merry-making, Lat. comissatio , h. Hom. , Theogn. , etc. : it ended in the party parading the streets crowned, bearing torches, singing, dancing, and playing frolics, Ar.

II. a band of revellers, a jovial troop, Eur .: —metaph. a rout, band, k. jErinuvwn Aesch .; of an army, Eur. , etc.

III. the Ode sung at one of these festive processions, Pind.


kwvmu<Eth>" , u<Eth>qo", hJ , a bundle of hay, Lat. manipulus , Theocr. (Deriv. uncertain.)


kwmw/devw , f. hvsw , ( kwmw/dov" ) to represent in a comedy, to satirise, lampoon, libel, Ar ., Plat. :— Pass. to be so satirised, Ar.

2. kwmw/dei`n ta; divkaia = kwmw/dou`nta eijpei`n ta; d ., Id.
II. to write comedies, Luc.


kwm-w/diva , hJ , a comedy, Ar ., etc. :—Two derivs. are suggested: one from kw`mo", wj/dhv , the revel-song; the other from kwvmh, wj/dhv , the village-song. There were three periods of Attic Comedy, Old, Middle, New,— palaiav, mevsh, neva . The Old Comedy was used to attack by name the most powerful persons of the day, ending B. C. 393; the Middle Comedy lost the Chorus, but still attacked notabilities under assumed characters, ending B. C. 337; the New was our Comedy of Manners, and may be best understood from Plautus and Terence. Hence kwmw/dikov"


kwmw/dikov" , hv, ovn , of comedy, comic, Ar.


kwmw/dov-gelw" , wto", oJ , = kwmw/dov" , Anth.


kwmw/do-gravfo" »a±1/4, oJ , = kwmw/diogravfo" , Anth.


kwmw/dodiØdaska±liva , hJ , the comic poets art, Ar. From kwmw/dodidavskalo"


kwmw/do-diØdavska±lo" , oJ , a comic poet, because he had to train the actors and chorus, Ar.


kwmw/do-loicevw , ( leivcw ) to play the parasite and buffoon, Ar.


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