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Headword: Ἀφ' ἑδρῶν
Adler number: alpha,4574
Translated headword: from seats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] from the seats. For ἕδραι is the term for saddles, settles, privies.[1]
There is also the nominative ὁ ἀφεδρών , and it means the part of the body around the anus.[2]
[Note] that ἀφεδρών and λυτρώνων [are] vulgar [words].[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀφ' ἑδρῶν: ἀπὸ τῶν ἑδρῶν. ἕδραι γὰρ λέγονται αἱ σέλλαι, σελλάρια, σωτήρια. ἔστι δὲ καὶ εὐθεῖα ὁ ἀφεδρὼν, καὶ σημαίνει τὸ μέρος τοῦ σώματος τὸ περὶ τὴν ἔξοδον. ὅτι ὁ ἀφεδρὼν καὶ λυτρώνων βάρβαρα.
[1] (cf. epsilon 263, sigma 196.) For σωτήρια as public privies, here and elsewhere, see LSJ s.v. σωτήριος , II.4.
[2] LSJ s.v. glosses ἀφεδρώ , again, as privy. See web address 1 below.
[3] From alpha 3469; and cf. lambda 876.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 August 2001@17:55:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 3 August 2001@04:25:06.
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 8 July 2003@09:42:13.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 6 May 2012@09:26:06.


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