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Headword: *si/zousa
Adler number: sigma,387
Translated headword: hissing, sizzling
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [one that is] boiling; as in reference to one being cooked in a saucepan. In effect, giving off a particular sound. Homer [writes]: "so his eye hissed round the olive-wood stake."[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "one being roasted [and] sizzling by the sea."
Greek Original:
*si/zousa: a)nti\ tou= ze/ousa: w(s e)pi\ th=s taghnizome/nhs. oi(=on poio\n h)=xon a)potelou=sa. *(/omhros: w(\s tou= si/z' o)fqalmo\s e)lai/+nw| a)mfi\ pele/kei. *)aristofa/nhs: h(/d' o)ptwme/nh si/zousa pa/ralos.
Aristophanes, Acharnians 1158 (referring to a cuttlefish), with scholion.
cf. sigma 386, tau 424, psi 39.
[1] Homer, Odyssey 9.394 (Odysseus and his men blind their captor, Polyphemus the Cyclops).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; imagery; medicine; mythology; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 December 2013@06:23:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added a keyword, set status) on 23 December 2013@12:24:02.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 24 December 2013@03:39:12.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2013@05:59:01.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 5 February 2014@07:23:31.


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