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Headword: Ἀπανθρακίζομεν
Adler number: alpha,2898
Translated headword: we do our thorough charcoal-grilling
Vetting Status: high
Meaning we eat anthrakes. It is a type of fish, which they roast and eat.[1] Or we eat roasted [dishes], or we fire up the charcoals.
Greek Original:
Ἀπανθρακίζομεν: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἄνθρακας ἐσθίομεν. ἔστι δὲ εἶδος ἰχθύων, ὃ παροπτῶντες ἐσθίουσιν. ἢ ὀπτὰς ἐσθίομεν, ἢ ἄνθρακας ζωπυροῦμεν.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 1546, where the headword (translated here after Dunbar 707) occurs.
[1] See already alpha 2523.
Aristophanes, Birds, edited with introduction and commentary by Nan Dunbar (Oxford 1995)
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 November 2000@20:40:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 16 August 2002@09:13:21.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 22 March 2012@08:28:13.


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