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Headword: *diente/reuma
Adler number: delta,923
Translated headword: a looking-through-entrails
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the (?)question.
Greek Original:
*diente/reuma: to\ e)rw/thma.
The headword occurs (genitive case) in Aristophanes, Clouds 166 (web address 1); Aristophanes has coined it for use in Strepsiades' ironic tribute to the sharpsightedness of Chairephon (chi 158, chi 159, chi 160) in discerning an acoustic function in a gnat's anus. Henderson translates it as "enterology" (web address 1 but see English translation), and note Dover ad loc: "Archippos 25.3 uses e)ntereu/ein of a fishmonger gutting fish. It is possible that by di- Ar. means to suggest the many words which imply perspicacity or thoroughness, e.g. dieide/nai, dianoei=sqai, diasko/pein, diereuna=n, etc.".
The Suda's gloss to\ e)rw/thma, also in ps.-Zonaras, follows the scholia vetera, but the noun transmitted is held to be corrupt; it ought to be to\ e)pino/hma or the like.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: James Vradelis on 27 July 2004@18:24:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified and augmented notes; augmented keywords) on 28 July 2004@03:42:39.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 July 2012@07:58:06.
David Whitehead on 8 July 2012@07:58:24.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr and note) on 3 November 2015@03:39:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 31 July 2016@22:27:55.


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