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Headword: *diapattaleuqh/sh| xamai/
Adler number: delta,684
Translated headword: you will be pegged out on the ground
Vetting Status: high
[The expression derives] from those who are stretching out hides. It means to track down and to seek for carefully.
Greek Original:
*diapattaleuqh/sh| xamai/. a)po\ tw=n ta\s bu/rsas diateino/ntwn. shmai/nei de\ to\ diereuna=n kai\ zhtei=n e)pimelw=s.
Likewise in Photius and ps.-Zonaras. The headword phrase comes from Aristophanes, Knights 371 (said by Cleon to the sausage-seller). See also delta 685.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; imagery; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 23 September 2003@17:40:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 24 September 2003@04:05:26.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 1 July 2012@08:01:52.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 28 October 2015@04:20:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 25 July 2016@23:04:36.


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