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Headword: *)emba/s
Adler number: epsilon,938
Translated headword: slipper, felt shoe
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] men's footwear.
[The name comes] from the [verb] e)mbai/nein ["to step on"].
Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "the old men's slipper was struck with rhythmic strides." Meaning steps.
Greek Original:
*)emba/s: ta\ u(podh/mata ta\ a)ndrei=a. para\ to\ e)mbai/nein. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: e)ktupei=to de\ e)mba\s gero/ntwn eu)ru/qmois probh/masin. a)nti\ tou= phdh/masin.
Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 759 (web address 1), with glossing from the scholia there; cf. pi 2337.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; meter and music
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 February 2007@01:02:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 February 2007@03:11:35.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 15 August 2012@06:29:17.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2015@10:01:29.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 January 2017@02:02:27.


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