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Headword: *skwrami/s
Adler number: sigma,692
Translated headword: nightstool, commode
Vetting Status: high
A "chamber-pot" [amis] [is that] in which they urinate, but a "nightstool" [skoramis] [is that] in which they defecate. "[...] so that I not become a comic nightstool".[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] skwropoiw= ["I use a nightstool"], [formed] out of it.[2]
Greek Original:
*skwrami/s: a)mi\s me\n e)n w(=| ou)rou=si, skwrami\s de\ e)n w(=| a)popatou=sin. i(/na mh\ ge/nwmai skwrami\s kwmw|dikh/. kai\ *skwropoiw= e)c au)tou=.
cf. alpha 1590, alpha 4471, omicron 946.
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 371 (web address 1), with scholion.
[2] Attested only here.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Debra Hamel on 8 October 2000@22:01:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; cosmetics) on 22 January 2001@04:19:55.
Catharine Roth (Added link.) on 22 January 2001@10:44:08.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 May 2011@04:13:54.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2011@08:30:44.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 May 2016@04:57:38.


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