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Headword: *blittoma/mmas
Adler number: beta,344
Translated headword: cabbage-sucker
Vetting Status: high
"And we will call you a cabbage-sucker." That is, a dullard. For a cabbage is a dull vegetable.
Greek Original:
*blittoma/mmas: kai/ se kalou=men blittoma/mman. toute/sti mwro/n. kai\ ga\r to\ bli/tton mwro/n e)sti la/xanon.
An approximation of Aristophanes, Clouds 1001 (which has third, not first, person plural: web address 1 below), with scholion.
cf. beta 345.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; food; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 June 2003@23:46:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 4 June 2003@03:57:18.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 29 May 2012@05:58:25.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 26 June 2012@00:05:28.


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