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Headword: *)apoyofiei=n
Adler number: alpha,3659
Translated headword: to break wind
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to fart, said politely. But [terms even] more polite [are] diapnei=n and a)popnei=n.
Greek Original:
*)apoyofiei=n: to\ pe/rdesqai, eu)sxh/mws le/gwn. eu)sxhmone/steron de\ diapnei=n kai\ a)popnei=n.
cf. delta 706 and alpha 3482, which derive from the present entry; diapnei=n and a)popnei=n usually mean "to exhale".
For farting, pe/rdesqai, itself see alpha 385, alpha 3029, and generally J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 195-9.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 June 2001@16:22:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 15 June 2001@03:35:46.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 12 March 2004@01:10:35.
Catharine Roth (fixed betacode) on 12 March 2004@01:11:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 9 April 2012@05:18:48.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 20 September 2015@00:02:10.


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