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Headword: *bru/llwn
Adler number: beta,574
Translated headword: drinking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] getting tipsy; [the term comes] from what is said by children.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "[I enjoy] drinking all day long. And I want to maintain a thieving leader. Whenever he is full, I demote and smite him."[2] Meaning whenever he becomes renowned, that is full; whenever he seems to have grown and to be large, I made this man humble. That is, having allowed [him] to become wealthy, I will confiscate [his property].
Greek Original:
*bru/llwn: u(popi/nwn: a)po\ tou= toi=s paidi/ois legome/nou. *)aristofa/nhs: bru/llwn to\ kaq' h(me/ran. kle/ptonta/ te bou/lomai tre/fein e(/na prosta/thn. tou=ton d' o(/tan h)=| ple/ws, tapeinw/sas e)pa/taca. a)nti\ tou= o(/tan ge/nhtai faeino\s, toute/sti plh/rhs: o(/tan hu)ch=sqai dokh=| kai\ me/gas ei)=nai, tou=ton tapeino\n e)poi/hsa. toute/stin, e)a/sas plouth=sai dhmeu/sw.
[1] The verb bru/llw literally refers what young children say when they are thirsty. LSJ entry at web address 1 below.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 1126-30 (web address 2), here with "demote" for "raise". What follows in the gloss is from the scholia there.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; food; imagery; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 June 2002@23:55:47.
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