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Headword: Chezomen
Adler number: chi,183
Translated headword: we shit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] we are fined/penalized. Aristophanes [writes]: "we give [contributions]: if not, we get stomped by the old man[1] and we shit eight times as much." Meaning many times as much. The meaning [is] that Kleon[2] is betraying the city's cause for meagre profits.
Greek Original:
Chezomen: zêmioumetha. Aristophanês: hêmeis de didomen: ei de mê, patoumenoi hupo tou gerontos oktaplasiona chezomen. anti tou pollaplasion. to de nooumenon, hoti mikrois lêmmasin ho Kleôn tês poleôs prodidôsi ta pragmata.
Aristophanes, Knights 69-70 (web address 1 below), with material from the scholia to 70. The meaning given is dependent entirely on the context.
[1] i.e. Demos, the personification of the Athenian people.
[2] kappa 1731.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; imagery; medicine; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 March 2008@19:35:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (completed translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 23 March 2008@06:47:49.
David Whitehead on 10 November 2013@06:40:18.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 1 May 2023@00:38:30.


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