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Headword: Χαράδρα
Adler number: chi,86
Translated headword: charadra, ravine
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] trench full of dirt, [something] dangerous, having no water. Aristophanes [writes]: "it had the destructive voice of a ravine that has given birth."[1]
In the Epigrams: "whenever he searched it out among the the hills and the leafy ravines he noticed it on the banks of the river."[2]
Greek Original:
Χαράδρα: διώρυξ πηλοῦ μεστή, ὄλεθρον, οὐχ ὕδωρ ἔχουσα. Ἀριστοφάνης: φωνὴν δ' εἶχε χαράδρας ὄλεθρον τετοκυίας. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ὁππότε μιν κνημούς τε κατὰ λασίους τε χαράδρας ἐξ ὀρέων ποταμοῦ φράσσατ' ἐπ' ἠϊόνων.
For this headword cf. chi 87, chi 88.
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 757 (web address 1 below). This portion of the text is identical to another passage in Aristophanes (at Wasps 1034; web address 2 below). What precedes the quotation is from a scholion to the line.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.255.3-4. "It" here refers to a wayward bull that the herdsman is tracking. The Suda reads ἠϊόνων (the genitive plural with Attic-Ionic η ) where the text of the poem reads ἀϊόνι (dative singular with original α preserved in most other dialects). See also kappa 1867, where part of this passage is quoted.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 March 2008@16:23:13.
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