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Headword: *katela/sas
Adler number: kappa,938
Translated headword: having driven down, having subjugated
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] having had sexual intercourse with. [The term comes] from unreasoning beings [i.e. animals].
Greek Original:
*katela/sas: sunousia/sas. a)po\ tw=n a)lo/gwn zw/|wn.
Aristophanes, Peace 711 (web address 1), with (as primary gloss here) the gloss of the scholia there. See already at beta 339 and delta 843.
The headword itself -- aorist active participle, masculine nominative singular, of katelau/nw -- reappears in the same sense in Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 1082; and see also Theocritus, Idylls 5.116 (kath/lasa).
J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 162 #261
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 22 December 2008@15:00:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; modified and expanded note; more keywords; bibliography) on 23 December 2008@03:10:03.
Catharine Roth (typo, link) on 24 December 2008@16:57:06.
David Whitehead on 7 February 2013@05:52:04.


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