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Headword: Ῥυππαπαί
Adler number: rho,300
Translated headword: rhuppapai
Vetting Status: high
Sailor's exclamation, an encouragement to rowing. Aristophanes [writes]: "they knew nothing but to call out for barley-bread and rhuppapai!"[1]
[Note] that the dirty man [ῥυπαρός ] because of his habits is somewhat similar to sticky sediment. Look too under "sticky sediment."[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥυππαπαί: ἐπίφθεγμα ναυτικόν, παρακελευστικὸν κωπηλασίας. Ἀριστοφάνης: οὐκ ἠπίσταντ' εἰ μὴ μάζαν καλέσαι καὶ ῥυππαπαί. ὅτι ὁ ῥυπαρὸς διὰ τὴν ἄσκησιν σύνεγγύς πως ἐστι τῷ γλοιῷ. καὶ ζήτει ἐν τῷ γλοιός.
Entry lacking, Adler reports, in ms G.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 1073, and scholion. The word are spoken by "Aeschylus": καίτοι τότε γ' ἡνίκ' ἐγὼ 'ζων, οὐκ ἠπίσταντ' ἀλλ' ἢ μᾶζαν καλέσαι καὶ ‘ῥυππαπαῖ’ εἰπεῖν (Dillon: "But when I was alive, they knew nothing but to call for grits and sing Yo-ho!"). See text at web address 1, and cf. generally epsilon 934, epsilon 2807.
[2] gamma 306, from which the latter half of this entry is repeated.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food; military affairs
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 8 February 2004@19:47:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 9 February 2004@03:57:24.
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 25 June 2004@21:47:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 August 2011@06:01:21.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 19 September 2011@22:14:05.
David Whitehead (another note) on 5 June 2014@08:52:29.


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