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Headword: *titqoi/
Adler number: tau,689
Translated headword: nipples, teats, tits
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] breasts, or else the tips of the breasts.
Greek Original:
*titqoi/: mastoi/, h)/toi tw=n mazw=n ta\ a)/kra.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius tau332 Theodoridis); and see already tau 581.
This is a standard proper term for female breasts, either animal or human. See Jeffrey Henderson, The Maculate Muse: Obscene Language in Attic Comedy (New Haven 1975) 148-9 for a discussion of various words (found in comedy) for female breasts and their implications.
Keywords: comedy; gender and sexuality; medicine; women; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 25 September 2000@15:38:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; cosmetics) on 26 September 2000@03:19:20.
David Whitehead (x-ref; keyword; cosmetics) on 22 December 2003@11:05:10.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2011@08:39:02.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@04:10:59.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 29 May 2016@03:52:19.


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