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Headword: *katwfaga=s
Adler number: kappa,1118
Translated headword: glutton
Vetting Status: high
[A katwfaga=s means the same as] a katafaga=s. In any event Kleonymos[1] is being ridiculed as a gourmand, because he used to eat bending over. But katwfaga=s is a bird so-called, which digs up seeds. And when it has a recessive accent, it is an adjective; but when it has a circumflex on the last syllable, [it is] a proper name. But perhaps [it comes] from the [verb] katafagei=n ["to eat up, to devour"].[2]
Greek Original:
*katwfaga=s: o( katafaga=s. kwmw|dei=tai gou=n w(s polufa/gos o( *klew/numos, o(/ti ka/tw neu/wn e)/trwge. katwfaga=s de\ o)/rneo/n e)stin ou(/tw kalou/menon, o)ru/sswn ta\ spe/rmata. kai\ o(/te me\n baru/netai, e)sti\n e)pi/qeton: o(/te de\ perispa=tai, ku/rion. i)/sws de\ a)po\ tou= katafagei=n.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Birds 288, where the headword occurs (see web address 1).
[1] Kleonymos: kappa 1736.
[2] cf. kappa 842.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; politics; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 March 2009@21:31:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 March 2009@05:20:40.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 11 February 2013@07:27:04.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 15 February 2013@00:07:34.


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