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Headword: *tetti/gwn a)na/mestoi
Adler number: tau,378
Translated headword: full of cicadas
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes employed cicadas because the ancients used to use [sc. an ornament in the form of] a cicada in fastening up their hair -- a sign that the Athenians are autochthonous, just like cicadas.
Greek Original:
*tetti/gwn a)na/mestoi: tou\s te/ttigas pare/laben *)aristofa/nhs, e)peidh\ oi( palaioi\ kata\ th\n a)naplokh\n tw=n trixw=n xrusw=| e)xrw=nto te/ttigi, tekmh/rion o(/ti au)to/xqone/s ei)sin oi( *)aqhnai=oi, w(s kai\ oi( te/ttiges.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 984, where the headword phrase occurs in the neuter plural instead of this masculine. See web address 1.
See also tau 377, kappa 1349.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 November 2008@19:50:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 November 2008@03:45:25.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 August 2011@09:18:28.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 16 August 2011@15:27:19.


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