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Headword: *boulimia=|
Adler number: beta,439
Translated headword: is starving
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] is famished, is excessively hungry. From the adverb bou ["ox-wise"], which is indicative of intensity; as also in boupeina ["ox hunger"], [meaning] great hunger;[1] and bougaïos ["big bully"][2] and bouglôssoi ["big tongues"]. Some say [it is] a type of sickness, in which those who eat a lot are not filled.
Greek Original:
*boulimia=|: limw/ttei, peinh=| li/an. a)po\ tou= bou e)pirrh/matos, o(/per e)pita/sew/s e)sti dhlwtiko/n: w(s kai\ e)n tw=| bou/peina, h( mega/lh pei=na: kai\ bouga/i+os kai\ bou/glwssoi. tine\s de\ ei)=dos no/sou fasi\n, e)n h(=| polla\ e)sqi/ontes ou) plhrou=ntai.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 873, where the headword appears; cf. epsilon 35.
See also beta 440, beta 441.
[1] beta 454.
[2] beta 414.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 June 2002@20:35:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 7 June 2002@04:23:41.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 4 July 2003@01:40:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 1 June 2012@07:53:46.
David Whitehead on 1 June 2012@07:54:23.


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