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Headword: *boubwniw=
Adler number: beta,413
Translated headword: I have a swollen groin
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I have an inflammation of the groin. "So me, I want into the bathhouse" -- to go away is omitted -- "for I have a swollen groin, in both kidneys, [brought about] by my exertions."
Greek Original:
*boubwniw=: flegmai/nw tou\s boubw=nas. e)gw\ me\n ou)=n ei)s to\ balanei=on bou/lomai: lei/pei a)pelqei=n: boubwniw= ga\r tw\ nefrw\ u(po\ tw=n ko/pwn.
Aristophanes, Frogs 1279-1280 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia to 1276. Here as elsewhere, "kidneys" was a comic euphemism for testicles: see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 125 #76.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 December 2001@15:10:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note) on 6 December 2001@03:08:24.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 1 June 2012@06:45:44.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 2 July 2012@01:44:55.
David Whitehead on 22 September 2015@08:04:18.


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