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Headword: *formi/sios
Adler number: phi,605
Translated headword: Phormisios, Phormisius
Vetting Status: high
"She will pull up [her clothes] and show her Phormisios."[1] And this man was hairy. A reference, in riddle, to the female pudenda.
Greek Original:
*formi/sios: a)naballome/nh dei/cei to\n *formi/sion. kai\ ou(=tos dasu\s h)=n. ai)ni/ttetai de\ to\ gunaikei=on ai)doi=on.
For Phormisios see further phi 606, and generally beta 352.
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 97 (web address 1), followed by comment from the scholia there. On the names of actual persons, including Phormisios, to mean cunt see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven, 1975) 147-8.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 August 2001@09:02:34.
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David Whitehead on 6 September 2002@09:12:29.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; added italics; cosmetics) on 23 January 2004@19:05:04.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 29 April 2011@04:57:33.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 9 August 2011@07:18:47.


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