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Headword: *katabroxqi/sas
Adler number: kappa,489
Translated headword: having gulped down
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] having swallowed up, having drunk down.[1] The [participle] katabroxqi/sas is said in reference to those who swallow all at once and insatiably. "I, having gulped down the stomach of a cow and the belly of a pig, will outshout the orators."[2]
Greek Original:
*katabroxqi/sas: e)krofh/sas, katapiw/n. e)pi\ de\ tw=n a)qro/ws r(ofoume/nwn kai\ a)plh/stws le/getai to\ katabroxqi/sas. e)gw\ d' h)/nustron boo\s kai\ koili/an u(ei/an katabroxqi/sas, laruggiw= tou\s r(h/toras.
[1] The headword, extracted from the quotation, is aorist participle of katabroxqi/zw, masculine nominative singular.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 356-8 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. eta 404.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 September 2006@18:06:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 September 2006@03:52:32.
David Whitehead on 30 January 2013@06:32:23.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 April 2013@23:20:45.


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