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Headword: *mamma/kuqos
Adler number: mu,121
Translated headword: dolt
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "before this the stupidest men -- dolts, half-wits -- used to sit gaping".[2]
Greek Original:
*mamma/kuqos: o)/noma ku/rion. *)aristofa/nhs: te/ws d' a)belterw/tatoi kexhno/tes *mamma/kuqoi, *meliti/dai ka/qhntai.
[1] Not really. Rather, a word (in Attic Comedy) for a dolt. Besides the next note cf. alpha 2494, mu 688, pi 1708.
[2] From beta 468, q.v.; see also alpha 33, mu 1344.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 May 2008@06:29:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 May 2008@14:16:55.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 8 May 2008@03:22:50.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2013@06:23:08.


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