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Headword: *bre/xein
Adler number: beta,535
Translated headword: to soak, to wet
Vetting Status: high
[sc. This verb] is said of drinking.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] "[one who is] somewhat soaked", [meaning] one who is inebriated.[2]
Greek Original:
*bre/xein: e)pi\ tou= pi/nein le/getai. kai\ *(upobebregme/nos, o( memequsme/nos.
[1] cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.23A (1.41 Kaibel).
[2] Quoted from somewhere, perhaps Lucian; cf. generally sigma 974, upsilon 179.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery
Translated by: William Hutton on 19 October 2002@23:30:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes) on 20 October 2002@05:12:08.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 February 2011@07:01:57.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2012@09:02:39.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 26 January 2014@07:31:09.


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