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Headword: *gomfi/ous
Adler number: gamma,374
Translated headword: molars
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the front teeth.[1]
"Turning pale and chattering his molars, he says, 'Don't favor me.'"[2]
Greek Original:
*gomfi/ous: tou\s prosqi/ous o)do/ntas. o( d' w)xrih/sas gomfi/ous te sugkrou/sas, mh/ moi xari/zou fhsi/.
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 34 (where the headword, accusative plural, occurs - of a beetle). Properly, these would be the grinding-teeth, not the front teeth. See web address 1 below, and cf. gamma 373.
[2] Babrius 92.8-9.
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 July 2002@00:40:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 2 July 2002@02:56:30.
Catharine Roth (changed link) on 11 January 2012@23:44:15.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 10 June 2012@07:10:24.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 September 2015@02:52:06.


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