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Headword: *qru/yomai
Adler number: theta,521
Translated headword: I will play hard to get
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I will be very effeminate, I will be reserved; or[1] meaning I will be crushed. Aristophanes [writes]: "today I will play hard to get with my lovers."
Greek Original:
*qru/yomai: sfo/dra trufh/sw, semnunou=mai, h)\ a)nti\ tou= suntribh/somai. *)aristofa/nhs: sh/meron u(po\ tw=n e)rastw=n e)gw\ qru/yomai.
Aristophanes, Knights 1162-3 (from which the headword verb is extracted), with comment from the scholia there. For qru/ptesqai as one of comedy's verbs for refusing sexual activity see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 161 #257.
[1] Incorrectly: see note above.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; poetry
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 21 November 2002@17:12:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes) on 22 November 2002@04:39:12.
Catharine Roth (modified betacode) on 22 November 2002@17:17:52.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@04:03:23.


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