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Headword: *dwdeka/krounon sto/ma
Adler number: delta,1441
Translated headword: twelve-spouted mouth
Vetting Status: high
For Cratinus praised himself in Putine saying: "Lord Apollo, the springs of the flow of verses resound, a twelve-spouted mouth, I would say Ilissos in the throat, will inundate with words unless someone stops up his mouth."[1]
Greek Original:
*dwdeka/krounon sto/ma: o( ga\r *krati=nos e(auto\n e)ph/|nesen e)n *puti/nh| le/gwn: a)/nac *)/apollon, tw=n e)pw=n tou= r(eu/matos kanaxou=si phgai/, dwdeka/krounon sto/ma, *)ilisso\s e)n th=| fa/ruggi a)\n ei)/poimi, ei) mh\ e)pibu/sei tis au)tou= to\ sto/ma, kataklu/sei toi=s lo/goisin.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 526, where Cratinus' flow of language is mentioned. (The Suda's introductory 'For' (ga/r) echoes the scholiast, whose main point -- omitted here -- is that in his opinion Aristophanes' phrase did originate in Cratinus' boasting.) See also delta 1440 (and iota 321 for the Ilissos).
[1] Cratinus fr. 186 Kock, now 198 K.-A.; cf. under alpha 4576.
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; geography; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 March 2005@01:05:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 7 March 2005@03:15:01.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 7 March 2005@09:12:26.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 17 July 2012@04:49:08.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@07:04:23.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 15 November 2015@05:27:34.


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