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Headword: *bomba/zein
Adler number: beta,370
Translated headword: to humiliate, jeer at
Vetting Status: high
A word said for ridiculing and mocking.
Greek Original:
*bomba/zein: fqe/gma e)pi\ tw=| diasu/rein kai\ twqa/zein lego/menon.
Same or similar entry in Photius and elsewhere. The verb, though presumably related to other bomb- words (beta 371, beta 372, etc.), is otherwise unattested.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 April 2002@21:18:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 2 September 2002@06:03:36.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 31 May 2012@07:03:33.


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