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Headword: *na/rkh
Adler number: nu,38
Translated headword: numbness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] irritation of the skin.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "alas, what has happened to me? [It's] just as if a numbness is creeping over my hand, and I can't hold my sword".[2]
Here is combined the idea of the narke fish and the experience one gets from it.[3]
Greek Original:
*na/rkh: murmhki/asis. *)aristofa/nhs: oi)/moi, ti/ pe/ponqa; w(/sper na/rkh mou kata\ th=s xeiro\s kataxei=tai, kai\ to\ ci/fos ou) du/namai kate/xein. suntelei= e)ntau=qa kai\ h( e)nqu/mhsis tou= i)xqudi/ou th=s na/rkhs, kai\ to\ kat' au)th\n pa/qos.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica: see the references at Photius nu29 Theodoridis.
[2] An approximation of Aristophanes, Wasps 713-714 (web address 1); see already at mu 109.
[3] The 'narke fish' is the electric ray. For this material as a whole cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 7.314A-E (7.95 Kaibel).
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Keywords: comedy; definition; medicine; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 August 2009@09:03:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 12 August 2009@19:09:47.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 13 August 2009@03:22:31.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2013@06:08:10.


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