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Headword: *)afeuqei\s to\n prwkto/n
Adler number: alpha,4594
Translated headword: singed about the anus
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [says this] meaning burned [about it].
Greek Original:
*)afeuqei\s to\n prwkto/n: *)aristofa/nhs a)nti\ tou= flogisqei/s.
From delta 205, where Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 237 is (loosely) quoted: Mnesilochos fears that he will be singed and so "become a sucking-pig"; it is scholiastic comment that "he said this having been singed", which is in turn further glossed as "meaning burned". For the Aristophanes passage (which does at least use the verb a)feu/ein in line 236) see web address 1.
Anal depilation by means of fire served cosmetic and/or erotic purposes as well as culinary ones.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food; gender and sexuality; medicine
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 November 2000@00:35:24.
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David Whitehead (modified and augmented note) on 19 March 2001@11:45:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 7 May 2012@05:15:10.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 25 December 2015@16:17:27.


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