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Headword: *trie/mbolon
Adler number: tau,969
Translated headword: three-ramming
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] able to do frequent ramming. Aristophanes [writes]: "[...] so that it is a marvel how I, such an old man, have a three-ramming stiffness." It is also an item of ship's equipment. For Nestor's ship is "ten-ramming," in [Aeschylus'] Myrmidons.[1] So 'three-ramming' [is] expressive of speed.
Greek Original:
*trie/mbolon: polla/kis e)mba/llesqai duna/menon. *)aristofa/nhs: w(/ste qauma/zein, o(/pws ou(/tw ge/rwn w)\n stu/omai trie/mbolon. e)/sti de\ kai\ ploi/ou tis kataskeuh/. kai\ ga\r deke/mbolon th\n tou= *ne/storos nau=n, e)n *murmido/si. trie/mbolon ou)=n e)pi/fqegma ta/xous.
Aristophanes, Birds 1255-6, with scholion to 1256.
On the sexual imagery see Henderson 121 #49, 164 #272.
[1] Aeschylus fr. 133.
J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975)
Keywords: comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; military affairs; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 February 2014@06:50:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 24 February 2014@10:44:27.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 25 February 2014@03:33:35.


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