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Headword: *bouko/ruzan
Adler number: beta,422
Translated headword: ox-drivelling, ox-stupidity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] great stupidity.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] koruza=n ["to have a runny nose; to drivel"], [sc. used of] him who is exceedingly drivelling.
Menander [sc. uses these words].[2]
Greek Original:
*bouko/ruzan: th\n mega/lhn ko/ruzan. kai\ *koruza=n, to\n i)sxurw=s koru/zonta. *me/nandros.
The primary headword is a noun in the accusative case; the secondary one is a present infinitive.
[1] For "ox-" as an intensifier of this kind cf. (e.g.) beta 414, beta 454.
[2] Menander fr. 1003 Kock, 834 K.-Th., 530 K.-A.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2002@11:28:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 6 June 2002@03:55:39.
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Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 2 July 2012@01:53:51.
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