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Headword: *)aponuxiw= sou ta)n pruta/nh| siti/a
Adler number: alpha,3461
Translated headword: I will cut off your rations in the Prytaneion
Vetting Status: high
Meaning I will take [them] away; from the metaphor of paring the nails. For he is saying I will take away your provisioning.[1]
They say a)ponuxi/sai ["to cut off the nails"] rather than o)nuxi/sai [merely "to cut" them].
Greek Original:
*)aponuxiw= sou ta)n pruta/nh| siti/a: a)nti\ tou= a)fairh/somai: a)po\ metafora=s tw=n o)nuxizome/nwn. a)fairh/somai ga/r fhsi th\n si/thsin. *)aponuxi/sai ma=llon le/gousin h)\ o)nuxi/sai.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 709 (web address 1 below), with scholion; again at omicron 411. On dining in the Prytaneion, in Athens and elsewhere, see generally S.G. Miller, The Prytaneion (Berkeley & Los Angeles 1978) 4-13.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 June 2001@12:43:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 3 June 2001@11:55:01.
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David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 April 2012@05:40:01.
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