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Headword: *kakerouti/as
Adler number: kappa,145
Translated headword: and you were tossing your horns
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "you were flapping your wings and you were tossing your horns."[1] Meaning you got excited and puffed up. The term ["toss your horns"] [comes] from horn-bearing [creatures].
Greek Original:
*kakerouti/as: *)aristofa/nhs: a)nwrta/lizes ka)kerouti/as. a)nti\ tou= metewri/zou, me/ga e)fro/neis. a)po\ de\ tw=n keratoforou/ntwn h( le/cis.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 1343-4 (web address 1 below), quoted here from alpha 2568. The headword consists of the conjunction kai/ "and" with the imperfect of keroutia/w (2nd person singular).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 March 2008@19:27:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, status) on 7 March 2008@22:24:32.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics; another keyword; raised status) on 9 March 2008@05:06:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 16 March 2019@14:42:30.


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