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Headword: *kua/mous trw/gwn
Adler number: kappa,2577
Translated headword: chewing beans
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] serving as a juror; or to prevent falling asleep; for you are an old man.
Greek Original:
*kua/mous trw/gwn: dika/zwn: h)\ i(/na mh\ koimhqh=|s: ge/rwn ga\r ei)=.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 537 (web address 1), where the headword phrase occurs. Henderson ad loc. (p.137) : "Athenians chewed beans while doing monotonous work... Sometimes, like modern gum-chewing, this connotes rusticity, low social status, or low intelligence". See further under kappa 2578.
Aristophanes, Lysistrata, edited with introduction and commentary by Jeffrey Henderson (Oxford 1987)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; food; history; imagery; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 November 2001@04:38:36.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Corrected typo in translation; added link; added italics; set status) on 3 October 2003@14:35:27.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented keywords) on 4 October 2003@09:24:40.
David Whitehead on 19 March 2013@07:30:59.
David Whitehead on 26 March 2021@04:14:33.


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