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Headword: *skw=r
Adler number: sigma,690
Translated headword: shit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] dung, excrement.[1] And it is declined [in the genitive] skato/s.[2]
Greek Original:
*skw=r: ko/pros, a)popa/thma. kai\ kli/netai skato/s.
See also sigma 691 and sigma 692. J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 35-6 includes skor amongst his (Freudian) "primary obscenities", and adds: "skw=r, shit, expresses definite affective feelings, while ko/pros, dung, refers simply to excrement".
[1] LSJ entry at web address 1; cf. a scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 146 (see sigma 691).
[2] This noun has a stem in -r alternating with *-nt- like u(/dwr and h(=par: Smyth #253b (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 February 2001@21:51:38.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 22 May 2001@07:12:29.
Catharine Roth on 23 May 2001@01:44:44.
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