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Headword: *ko/ruza
Adler number: kappa,2119
Translated headword: snot
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is the participle] "snivelling", [meaning] someone who has become stupid; or discharging mucus. Also [sc. attested is] "[him] snivelling".[1]
Greek Original:
*ko/ruza. kai\ *koruzw=n, memwrame/nos: h)\ muca/zwn. kai\ *koruzw=nta.
For the unglossed headword see also kappa 2120: LSJ s.v. ko/ruza, koruza/w I (literal meaning), II ("metaph., drivel").
[1] The nominative form of this present participle is attested is medical writers, including Galen. The accusative form occurs in (e.g.)Plato, Republic 343A and Lucian, Jupiter Tragoedus 15 (also Lucian, Dialogues of the Dead 19.2). The participle in the accusative is also glossed with the verbs given in Lexicon de Atticis Nominibus 100, and the scholia to Plato. Hesychius likewise glosses the participle in the nominative as memwrame/nos.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 9 February 2009@19:08:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 10 February 2009@00:27:14.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; tweaks) on 10 February 2009@03:14:12.
David Whitehead on 13 March 2013@06:58:54.


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