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Headword: *(ropali/zei
Adler number: rho,229
Translated headword: wields the club
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] moves and turns [a penis] like a club.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] r(opalismo/s, [meaning] the tension of the penis, the erection.[2]
Greek Original:
*(ropali/zei: kinei= kai\ stre/fei w(s r(o/palon. kai\ *(ropalismo/s, h( ta/sis tou= ai)doi/ou, o( te/tanos.
The headword, a single word in the Greek, must be quoted from somewhere but is not independently attested.
cf. generally rho 228.
[1] Likewise in Hesychius (rho444) and Photius (rho158 Theodoridis).
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 553, where this term occurs in the accusative plural; see at tau 367.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 September 2010@08:03:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 22 September 2010@23:37:24.
David Whitehead (modified keywords) on 23 September 2010@03:21:44.
David Whitehead on 29 October 2013@07:11:57.


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