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Headword: *ka/kkh
Adler number: kappa,147
Translated headword: caca
Vetting Status: high
It also[1] has a vulgar connotation. Impurity, and especially, foul-smelling excrement. Aristophanes [writes]: "keeping your nose away from the caca".
Greek Original:
*ka/kkh: e)/xei de\ kai\ to\ kake/mfaton. h( a)kaqarsi/a, kai\ ma/lista to\ du/sosmon a)popa/thma. *)aristofa/nhs: a)po\ me\n ka/kkhs r(i=n' a)pe/xwn.
Aristophanes, Peace 162 (web address 1 -- part of Trygaios' instructions to his dung-beetle steed), with comments derived from the scholia thereto.
[1] 'Also' because the scholiast has begun by asserting that ka/kkh stands for kaki/a (cf. kappa 146).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; stagecraft; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2007@09:57:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 11 February 2007@10:25:59.
Catharine Roth (supplied link) on 11 February 2007@16:24:34.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 22 January 2013@09:09:35.


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