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Headword: *xesei/w
Adler number: chi,220
Translated headword: I want to shit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I am eager to shit, desiderative of I have [a need] to shit. "As happens to a drinking man, when he wants to shit, I will use your manners just as [I would] your slippers".[1] Since those drinking are accustomed to use the shoes of others, if they are in urgent need of a [chamber-]pot.
Greek Original:
*xesei/w: e)pei/gomai xe/sai, e)piqumhtikw=s tou= xe/sai e)/xw. o(/per pi/nwn a)nh\r pe/ponq', o(/tan xesei/h: toi=si tro/poisi toi=s soi=s w(/sper blauti/oisi 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.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 888-9 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there. See already beta 325, and cf. chi 182.
J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 187-192
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 December 2001@08:42:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 September 2002@05:34:11.
William Hutton (cosmetics, added link and keyword, set status) on 10 July 2003@04:43:34.
David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 10 July 2003@05:13:45.
David Whitehead on 10 November 2013@08:09:07.


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