Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for omicroniota,181 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *oi)=stros
Adler number: omicroniota,181
Translated headword: gadfly, frenzy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] stimulation, heating, burning with madness.[1]
They call any impulse oi)=stros. From this also comes oi)strodo/nhtos muxo/s ["the whirling depth"], that which is driven by the wind. Aristophanes [writes]: "and you, Poseidon of the sea, leaving the fishy whirling depth [...]."[2]
And the Pisidian [writes]: "for there is a frenzy, especially among the barbarians, to have an unstable inclination for change."[3]
Greek Original:
*oi)=stros: e)reqismo/s, e)/kkausis, pu/rwsis e)mmanh/s. *oi)=stron de\ kalou=si pa=san ki/nhsin. e)/nqen kai\ oi)strodo/nhtos muxo/s, o( u(po\ a)ne/mou e)launo/menos. *)aristofa/nhs: su/ te *po/ntie *po/seidon, prolipw\n muxo\n i)xquo/ent' oi)strodo/nhton. kai\ *pisi/dhs: oi)=stros ga/r e)sti, kai\ ma/lista barba/rois, pro\s ta\s metabola\s eu)metaptw/tws e)/xein.
[1] The headword means a stinging insect, hence anything that drives one mad. From this is derived "estrus" and the "estrous cycle"; cf. omicroniota 178, omicroniota 179, omicroniota 180.
[2] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 322-5 (web address 1), with scholion.
[3] George of Pisidia, Heraclias 3 fr. 35.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; poetry; religion; women; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 June 2005@00:23:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 23 June 2005@03:15:03.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 8 August 2013@05:28:27.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 August 2013@01:33:58.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 August 2014@20:41:16.
Catharine Roth (tweaked reference) on 27 November 2014@00:22:02.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search