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Headword: *bouqutei=
Adler number: beta,418
Translated headword: is ox-sacrificing [to]
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a dative. Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "the master is ox-sacrificing inside."[1] Bouthusia ["ox-sacrifice"] is said incorrectly, to signify grandness of scale and the fullness of the sacrifice, which they call a "hecatomb"[2] and a "trittys".[3]
Greek Original:
*bouqutei=: dotikh=|. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|. o( despo/ths e)/ndon bouqutei=. kataxrhstikw=s ei)/rhtai h( bouqusi/a, dhlou=sa to/n te o)/gkon tou= mege/qous kai\ to\ e)ntele\s th=s qusi/as, h(\n e(kato/mbhn kalou=si kai\ trittu/n.
The headword is evidently extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 819 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
[2] Literally, the sacrifice of a hundred oxen.
[3] A sacrifice of three (different) animals. See tau 1030.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 December 2001@13:09:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 December 2001@02:58:45.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 June 2011@09:52:11.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 June 2011@00:40:50.
David Whitehead on 1 June 2012@07:08:26.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 2 July 2012@13:10:30.


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