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Headword: *fau/lws e)rei/dei
Adler number: phi,146
Translated headword: lightly presses on
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] simply and artlessly chews. Or eats quickly. The metaphor [comes] from those who are rowing and pressing hard on the oars. The Attic speakers call e)rei/dein whatever is done quickly.
Greek Original:
*fau/lws e)rei/dei: a(plw=s kai\ a)perie/rgws masa=tai. h)\ sunto/mws e)sqi/ei. h( de\ metafora\ a)po\ tw=n e)retto/ntwn kai\ e)pereidome/nwn tai=s kw/pais. e)rei/dein de/ fasin oi( *)attikoi\ pa=n o(tiou=n sunto/nws gino/menon.
The headword phrase (which includes an adverbial form of fau=los; cf. phi 145, phi 147) comes from Aristophanes, Peace 25 (of a hungry pig or dog: web address 1), and the rest of the entry is from a scholion on this verse.
cf. epsilon 2930, epsilon 2948.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 September 2011@01:26:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 15 September 2011@06:00:06.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@04:07:54.


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