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Headword: *)ech/mblwkas
Adler number: epsilon,1729
Translated headword: you have caused a premature birth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] you thrust [it] out half-finished. "To miscarry" [e)camblw=sai] is properly said of those women who give birth too soon, not according the norm of labor and childbirth. And the drug which causes women to miscarry is called a)mblw/qrion.
Greek Original:
*)ech/mblwkas: h(mitelh= e)ce/wsas. e)camblw=sai de\ i)di/ws e)pi\ tw=n gunaikw=n le/getai tw=n a)potiktousw=n qa=tton, ou) kata\ to\n tw=n w)di/nwn kai\ th=s kuofori/as no/mon. kai\ to\ fa/rmakon de\ to\ ai)/tion tou= e)camblou=n ta\s gunai=kas a)mblw/qrion kalei=tai.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 137 (web address 1). cf. epsilon 1730, epsilon 1731. The headword is perfect active of e)camblo/w, second person singular.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 August 2006@18:39:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 23 August 2006@03:59:41.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2012@04:05:02.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 September 2012@12:51:53.


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