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Headword: *gna/qous
Adler number: gamma,323
Translated headword: jaws
Vetting Status: high
"But he seems to me to have experienced just what Thucydides did once when he was on trial: he became paralysed in the jaws."[1]
Greek Original:
*gna/qous: a)ll' e)kei=no/ moi dokei= peponqe/nai, o(/per pote\ feu/gwn e)/paqe kai\ *qoukudi/dhs: a)po/plhktos e)ge/neto ta\s gna/qous.
The headword, accusative plural, is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 946-8 (web address 1 below). The individual concerned is Thucydides Melesiou, one-time opponent of Pericles and (?)maternal grandfather of the historian.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; law; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 July 2002@09:34:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 31 July 2002@10:33:00.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 8 June 2012@07:40:33.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 12 September 2012@23:04:12.


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