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Headword: *bru/kousa
Adler number: beta,573
Translated headword: gobbling
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning she] eating, devouring.[1] From bora/ ["gluttony"], that is boru/kousa ["gobbling"]. "This one in her gobbling says she'll eat my fingers." Aristophanes [writes this in] Birds.[2] And in another place: "I'll gobble your lungs and pull out your guts."[3]
Greek Original:
*bru/kousa: e)sqi/ousa, da/knousa. para\ th\n bora\n, oi(onei\ boru/kousa. bru/kous' a)pe/desqai/ mou/ fhsi tou\s daktu/lous. *)aristofa/nhs *)/ornisi. kai\ a)llaxou=: bru/kousa/ sou tou\s pleu/monas kai\ ta)/nter' e)calmh/sw.
cf. beta 571, beta 572.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 367: see note 3 below.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 26 (web address 1 below). The preceding sentence in the gloss is from the scholia to this line.
[3] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 367 (web address 2 below); cf. epsilon 1534.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2002@00:05:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 June 2002@03:16:29.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 June 2012@05:41:03.
Catharine Roth (betacode and other cosmetics) on 18 August 2012@21:34:50.


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