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Headword: *)argelo/fous
Adler number: alpha,3763
Translated headword: scrag-ends, scraps, offcuts, offal
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "but you love to nibble on scrag-ends of your empire."[1]
Greek Original:
*)argelo/fous: *)aristofa/nhs: su\ de\ th=s a)rxh=s a)gapa=|s th=s sh=s a)rgelo/fous peritrw/gwn.
The headword, accusative plural, is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 672 (web address 1 below). Some of the scholia here give the word a very precise definition (the legs and feet of a sheepskin); others identify it as a metaphor for useless scraps.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 July 2001@13:25:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 9 July 2001@02:51:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 28 November 2005@10:24:29.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 10 April 2012@06:48:54.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 21 October 2015@00:40:29.


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