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Headword: *)ole/kranon
Adler number: omicron,142
Translated headword: elbow
Vetting Status: high
The bend of the arm; as if [sc. in derivation] a peak [ka/ranon] of a forearm [w)le/nh].[1]
Aristophanes [sc. uses the word.] A curse of peace-makers. "Whoever wishes that there be war rather [than peace], O Lord Dionysus, may you never stop him from pulling arrows out from his elbows."[2]
Greek Original:
*)ole/kranon: a)gkw/n: oi(=on th=s w)le/nhs ka/ranon. *)aristofa/nhs. kata/ra ei)rhnikw=n: o(/stis po/lemon ma=llon ei)=nai bou/letai, mhde/pote pau/sasq' au)to/n, w)= *dio/nus' a)/nac, e)k tw=n o)lekra/nwn a)ki/das e)cairou/menon.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica and grammmars (references at Photius omicron204 Theodoridis); and cf. omega 63.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 441-3 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. already omicron 141.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; military affairs; poetry; religion
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 26 October 2009@21:35:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr; augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 October 2009@04:31:00.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 June 2013@04:24:55.


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