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Headword: *kasauri/ois h)\ *kasalbi/ois
Adler number: kappa,450
Translated headword: in knocking-shops or in whorehouses
Vetting Status: high
That is, in the brothels. Aristophanes [writes]: "[he] licking up the detestable dew in knocking-shops".
Greek Original:
*kasauri/ois h)\ *kasalbi/ois: toute/sti toi=s pornei/ois. *)aristofa/nhs: e)n kasauri/ois lei/xwn th\n a)po/ptuston dro/son.
Aristophanes, Knights 1285 (web address 1 below), with scholion; on Ariphrades (alpha 3940). For 'dew' in this sense of secreta muliebria see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 145 #179.
The two dative plurals in the present headword phrase are alternatives for the single one that Aristophanes wrote (which was probably kaswrei/oisi).
cf. generally kappa 446, kappa 447, kappa 448.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 March 2008@07:24:28.
Vetted by:
Jennifer Benedict (added link, set status) on 17 March 2008@10:05:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 17 March 2008@10:13:31.
David Whitehead on 28 January 2013@09:32:48.


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