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Headword: *)anakogxulia/sai
Adler number: alpha,1907
Translated headword: to gurgle
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to gargle.
Greek Original:
*)anakogxulia/sai: a)nagargari/sasqai.
Same entry in other lexica, including Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon; and cf. the scholia to Plato, Symposium 185D, where the imperative a)nakogxuli/ason ('gargle with water') occurs. For this verb see also Aristophanes, Wasps 589: an ostensible allusion to breaking open the seal on an heiress's will conveys by double entente the sense of rupturing her hymen.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; law; medicine; philosophy; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 1 June 2001@00:37:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@09:24:25.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 23 February 2012@10:39:03.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 December 2014@23:15:59.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 28 June 2015@09:29:48.


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