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Headword: *spoggia/
Adler number: sigma,952
Translated headword: sponge
Vetting Status: high
Attic [sc. authors spell it] with an oxytone accent. Aristophanes in Frogs [writes]: "but apply a sponge to my heart."[1] And elsewhere, Aristophanes [writes]: "stuffed with a sponge." Either because they were bringing a pot, in which there was a sponge filled with honey [...][2]
Greek Original:
*spoggia/: o)cuto/nws *)attikoi/. *)aristofa/nhs *batra/xois: a)ll' oi)=se pro\s th\n kardi/an mou spoggia/n. kai\ au)=qis *)aristofa/nhs: spoggi/w| bebusme/non. h)\ o(/ti xu/tran e)/feron, e)n h(=| h)=n spo/ggos me/litos peplhrwme/nos.
The headword is the nominative singular form of a feminine noun which is also attested (more rarely) with the accentuation spoggi/a. The form here serves as a general lexical reference and is not represented in the quotations that follow.
[1] Aristophanes, Frogs 487, exhibiting the accusative singular form of the headword.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 463. The fragmentary comment, derived from the scholia, is presented more fully in beta 224. In the quotation it is not the headword that appears but the dative singular of the neuter by-form spoggi/on; meanwhile the comments use yet another related noun, the masculine spo/ggos (on which see sigma 953).
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry; science and technology; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 18 March 2014@14:35:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 18 March 2014@21:35:24.
David Whitehead (cosmetics; raised status) on 19 March 2014@06:07:54.


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