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Headword: *pnigeu/s
Adler number: pi,1830
Translated headword: choker
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a furnace, a kribanos ["oven"]. Properly, [somewhere] where the coals are damped down. That is why he adds: "we [are] the coals."[1]
Greek Original:
*pnigeu/s: o( fou=rnos, o( kri/banos. kuri/ws, o(/pou oi( a)/nqrakes sumpni/gontai. dio\ e)pile/gei: h(mei=s de\ a)/nqrakes.
Copied in large part, to phi 629.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 96-97 (web address 1), with scholion. Likewise or similarly in other lexica. According to Strepsiades, the teachers in Socrates' school compare the heavens to an oven in which humans are the coals.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; science and technology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 19 November 2012@21:23:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 November 2012@03:18:46.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@06:43:29.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 24 September 2021@00:59:32.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 25 September 2021@00:56:57.


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