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Headword: *)afodeu=sai
Adler number: alpha,4635
Translated headword: to excrete
Vetting Status: high
Plato in Adonises [sc. uses this word.][1] Also [sc. attested is the related noun] a)/fodos ["privy"], an out-house. From which also [comes the verb] a)fodeu/ein. Also [sc. attested is] a)/fodos [in the sense of] a retreat, just as the arrival [is an] e)/fodos.[2]
Greek Original:
*)afodeu=sai: *pla/twn *)adw/nisi. kai\ *)/afodos, o( a)po/patos. e)c ou(= kai\ a)fodeu/ein. kai\ *)/afodon, a)naxw/rhsin, w(/sper kai\ e)/fodon th\n e)pe/leusin.
[1] Plato Comicus fr. 5 Kock (and K.-A.). The word is the aorist active infinitive of the verb a)fodeu/w. For this and its cognates as euphemistic see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 191-2 #412.
[2] In fact, here, accusative singular of a)/fodos in that sense; evidently quoted from somewhere.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 November 2001@18:07:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented note and keywords) on 12 November 2001@04:28:51.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; betacode and other cosmetics) on 7 May 2012@08:01:22.
David Whitehead on 27 December 2014@08:44:47.


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