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Headword: *periglwtti/s
Adler number: pi,1088
Translated headword: tongue-covering
Vetting Status: high
A protection of [= for] the tongue.
They say that Pithyllos, known as Gourmand, wore a tongue-covering made of membrane and [thereby] sheathed his tongue for purposes of enjoyment. He is also said to have eaten his food while wearing finger-shields, so that he could offer it to his tongue as hot as possible.[1]
Greek Original:
*periglwtti/s: skepasth/rion th=s glw/tths. *pi/qullo/n fasi, to\n *te/nqhn kalou/menon, periglwtti/da u(meni/nhn forei=n kai\ proselutrou=n th\n glw=ttan pro\s ta\s a)polau/seis. kai\ daktulh/qras e)/xwn e)sqi/ein le/getai to\ o)/yon, i(/n' w(s qermo/taton a)nadidw=| th=| glw/tth|.
[1] From pi 1591, which is in turn from Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.6C-D (1.10 Kaibel), citing Clearchus.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; food; medicine; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 October 2001@03:00:30.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented note, cosmetics, set status) on 16 December 2003@21:25:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 December 2003@03:26:28.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 September 2011@06:19:41.
David Whitehead on 24 September 2013@07:23:09.


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