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Headword: *)apeywlhme/noi
Adler number: alpha,3113
Translated headword: bare-cocked
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "[follow me] bare-cocked, you will breakfast [like goats]."[1] Meaning, you will do lewd things like goats do. Also look under a)kratiei=sqe.[2]
Greek Original:
*)apeywlhme/noi: *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: a)peywlhme/noi: a)kratiei=sqe. a)nti\ tou=, w(s tra/goi a)krath= pra/cete. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| a)kratiei=sqe.
[1] Aristophanes, Wealth 295 (abbreviated as indicated: see web address 1). Henderson (below) 186 tentatively sees in this passage a pun involving cunnilingus.
[2] alpha 959, from where the present entry is copied.
On the verb a)poywlei=n, meaning to draw back the prepuce of the penis by causing an erection, see generally J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 110
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; gender and sexuality; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 January 2001@01:51:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added bibliography) on 16 March 2001@04:26:18.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics) on 13 October 2005@20:48:20.
Catharine Roth (added betacode, updated link) on 5 November 2011@22:11:53.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 6 November 2011@06:34:37.


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