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Headword: *blauti/ois
Adler number: beta,325
Translated headword: slippers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] sandals.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "as happens to a drinking man when he wants to take a shit, I will use your manners just like [I would] your slippers."[2] Since those who drink are accustomed to use the shoes of others, if they are in urgent need of a [chamber-]pot. "Cauldrons"[3] [lasana] are large pots, cooking [pots], in which meat is prepared for the council after sacrifices.[4]
Greek Original:
*blauti/ois: sandali/ois. *)aristofa/nhs: o(/per pi/nwn a)nh\r pe/ponq', o(/tan xesei/h|, toi=s tro/poisi toi=s soi=sin w(/sper blauti/ois xrh/somai. e)peidh\ ei)w/qasin oi( pi/nontes toi=s tw=n a)/llwn u(podh/masi xrh=sqai, ei) e)pei/gointo pro\s la/sanon. la/sana de\ oi( xutro/podes, ta\ mageirei=a, e)/nqa th=| boulh=| skeua/zetai meta\ ta\s qusi/as kre/a.
cf. beta 324.
[1] Dative plural(s), determined by the quotation which follows.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 888-9 (web address 1 below), followed by comment from the scholia there; cf. chi 220.
[3] Here the sense of lasana obviously shifts.
[4] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 893: "once, before the war, the pots for the council were here"; cf. lambda 133.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: clothing; comedy; constitution; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 December 2001@13:01:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 December 2001@03:36:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link, added keyword) on 14 October 2011@15:48:15.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 16 October 2011@04:58:01.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 29 May 2012@04:49:40.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2015@05:13:54.


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