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Headword: *bomba/lbioi
Adler number: beta,371
Translated headword: bumblers
Vetting Status: high
Meaning pipers [aulĂȘtai]. But bombulios ["bumbler"] with the addition of an alpha was said bombaulios, [someone] playing on the pipe.
Greek Original:
*bomba/lbioi: a)nti\ tou= au)lhtai/. to\ de\ bombu/lios e)n prosqe/sei tou= a ei)=pe bombau/lios, pai/zwn para\ to\n au)lo/n.
The gloss on this entry is taken from the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 866, where bombaulios occurs (web address 1 below). Bombaulios is a comic compound from the verb bombe/w (beta 372, beta 373, beta 374) and the noun aulos ("pipe": alpha 4447).
The headword seems to have a metathesis of -aul- (pronounced -avl-) to -alv- (spelled -alb-).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 April 2002@11:16:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 20 April 2002@16:50:38.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 26 July 2003@11:08:01.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 31 May 2012@07:29:02.
David Whitehead on 31 May 2012@07:29:59.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 June 2012@00:54:43.


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