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Headword: *kwmh=tai
Adler number: kappa,2261
Translated headword: villagers
Vetting Status: high
The ancients used to call "villagers" those from the same quarter and place. [1] Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "the villagers naked in a bunch, even if it should snow precipitously".[2]
Greek Original:
*kwmh=tai: kwmh/tas oi( palaioi\ tou\s e)k tou= au)tou= a)mfo/dou kai\ to/pou e)/legon. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: tou\s kwmh/tas gumnou\s a(qro/ous, ei) kai\ krhmnw/dh katani/foi.
[1] cf. kappa 2258, kappa 2259, kappa 2260.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 965 (with slight variation in reading: see web address 1 below); cf. kappa 2389.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; geography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 January 2001@17:25:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 January 2001@09:40:57.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 March 2013@06:18:25.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 16 March 2013@01:21:46.


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