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Headword: *qunna/zontes
Adler number: theta,580
Translated headword: tuna-fishing, tunny-fishing
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [they who are] spearing. For they used to take the big tunas/tunnies at crossroads.[1]
Greek Original:
*qunna/zontes: a)nti\ tou= katakentou=ntes. tou\s ga\r mega/lous qu/nnous trio/dois e)la/mbanon.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; see the references at Photius theta272 Theodoridis. The headword (present participle, masculine nominative plural, of the verb qunna/zw) is quoted from Aristophanes, Wasps 1087. See further, next note.
cf. generally theta 581, theta 582, theta 583, theta 584.
[1] The unintentionally amusing trio/dois ('at crossroads'), also in Photius, is a mistake -- made subsequent to Hesychius theta904 -- for the Aristophanic scholiast's trio/dousi ('with fishgigs').
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 February 2008@17:40:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword, set status) on 25 February 2008@00:10:09.
David Whitehead (augmented and tweaked note; another keyword) on 25 February 2008@03:16:21.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaking) on 7 January 2013@07:13:27.


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