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Headword: *prohgorew=nas
Adler number: pi,2412
Translated headword: crops
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the throats of birds, properly speaking the so-called prologoi, because grains are collected [sulle/getai] in them. In humans, too, the throat is also called a crop. In either case [the term comes] from nourishment accumulating there. Or windpipes of birds.
Greek Original:
*prohgorew=nas: tou\s bro/gxous tw=n o)rne/wn, kuri/ws tou\s legome/nous prolo/gous, o(/ti sulle/getai e)n au)toi=s ta\ siti/a. le/getai de\ kai\ e)pi\ a)nqrw/pwn prohgorew\n pa/lin o( bro/gxos. e(ka/teron de\ a)po\ tou= a)qroi/zein e)kei= th\n trofh/n. h)\ fa/ruggas o)rne/wn.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 1113, where this accusative plural occurs (in the form prhgorew=nas): see web address 1.
See also pi 2413 (and already pi 2260).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; medicine; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 March 2010@09:37:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 1 May 2010@15:33:42.
Catharine Roth (tweak, link, status) on 1 May 2010@23:44:36.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 2 May 2010@04:28:55.
David Whitehead on 15 October 2013@06:12:36.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 20 October 2013@23:18:55.


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