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Headword: Parabalôn
Adler number: pi,280
Translated headword: swinging
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] letting down. Aristophanes [writes]: "just like a wrestler, swinging his molars." Just as, also, they call letting down an oar 'swinging' it.
Greek Original:
Parabalôn: chalasas. Aristophanês: hôsper palaistês parabalôn tous gomphious. hôsper kai to chalasai kôpên legousi parabalein.
Aristophanes, Peace 34 (describing the eating habits of a dung-beetle), with scholion. See web address 1.
For this headword participle see already (but in a different sense) pi 279.
LSJ s.v. paraba/llw, IV, notes the present passage but says nothing about the supposed parallel sense concerning oars.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: athletics; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 August 2010@06:08:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 14 August 2010@01:57:19.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 15 August 2010@05:11:52.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2013@04:19:02.


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