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Headword: Exidisen
Adler number: epsilon,1759
Translated headword: oozed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] defecated. Aristophanes [writes]: "if any Patrokleides amongst you needed a shit he would not have oozed into his cloak, but flown away."
Greek Original:
Exidisen: apepatêsen. Aristophanês: eite Patrokleidês tis humôn chezêtiôn ouk an exidisen eis thoimation, all' eptato.
An approximation of Aristophanes, Birds 790-1 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. chi 182.
Dunbar (below) 482 suggests that "on some public occasion [Patrokleides] had had an embarrassing attack of diarrhoea, which he was not allowed to forget."
On the language here see Henderson (below) 187-92.
J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975)
Aristophanes, Birds, edited with introduction and commentary by Nan Dunbar (Oxford 1995)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 November 2000@05:54:35.
Vetted by:
Debra Hamel (corrected citation) on 21 January 2001@15:09:15.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2002@08:03:46.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; added link; cosmetics) on 26 September 2003@16:27:52.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2012@05:29:28.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 September 2012@23:13:33.


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