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Headword: *qu/nneia
Adler number: theta,581
Translated headword: tuna-meats, tunny-meats
Vetting Status: high
"Gobbling hot [tuna-meats], and then drinking a pitcher of undiluted wine on top of it, I will debauch the generals in Pylos."[1]
Greek Original:
*qu/nneia qerma\ katafagw/n, ka)=|t' e)pipiw\n a)/kraton oi)/nou xoa=, kasalba/sw tou\s e)n *pu/lw| strathgou/s.
The headword, part of the quotation given, is neuter accusative plural.
For tuna (tunny) cf. theta 580, theta 582, theta 583, theta 584.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 354-5 (web address 1); cf. kappa 448. On the Athenian military operation at Pylos in the SW Peloponnese (425/4 BCE) cf. under alpha 4537, kappa 1731.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; gender and sexuality; geography; history; military affairs; poetry; politics; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 February 2008@17:56:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 25 February 2008@00:11:02.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 25 February 2008@00:13:38.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 25 February 2008@03:23:02.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@07:19:46.


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