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Headword: *)idai/ous
Adler number: iota,93
Translated headword: Idaean
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cold.[1] "Me, against these excessively hot [foodstuffs] I'm holding veritably Idaean dactyls."[2]
Greek Original:
*)idai/ous: yuxrou/s. e)gw\ de\ pro\s ta\ qerma\ tau=q' u(perbolh=| tou\s daktu/lous dh/pouqen *)idai/ous e)/xw.
For the Idaean dactyls see already under iota 92.
[1] Accusative plural, from the quotation which follows.
[2] Crobylus fr. 8 Kock and K.-A. (cf. under omicron 1091, tau 599), punning on the sense of dactyl as finger. For commentary on the fragment see S.D. Olson, Broken Laughter (OUP 2007) C12.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; mythology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 May 2006@01:30:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 21 May 2006@05:27:47.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@08:48:06.
David Whitehead (note typo) on 21 January 2014@06:42:52.
David Whitehead (updated a ref; expanded note) on 30 December 2014@04:54:14.


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