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Headword: *oi)suphro/s
Adler number: omicroniota,186
Translated headword: greasy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] dirty.
"Greasy fleeces": those that are filled with dirt, filthy with dung. But oi)su/ph is the excrement of sheep.[1]
Greek Original:
*oi)suphro/s: r(uparo/s. *)/eria oi)suphra/, r(u/pou peplh- rwme/na, r(upa/smata a)po\ th=s ko/prou. oi)su/ph de/ e)sti to\ diaxw/rhma tw=n proba/twn.
See also omicroniota 185 and especially omicroniota 176.
[1] From the scholia pleniora on Aristophanes, Acharnians 1177, where the headword occurs (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 June 2005@19:36:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 22 June 2005@03:04:56.
David Whitehead on 11 August 2011@08:42:40.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 August 2011@22:00:10.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2013@05:33:46.


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