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Headword: *klausia=|
Adler number: kappa,1709
Translated headword: wants to weep, will suffer
Vetting Status: high
Properly [this means] the involuntary sound a door makes. Aristophanes in Plutus [writes]: "but of course the door, making a noise at random, will suffer".[1]
Greek Original:
*klausia=|: kuri/ws to\ h)xei=n au)tomati\ to\ qu/rion. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: a)lla\ dh=ta to\ qu/rion fqeggo/menon a)/llws klausia=|.
The headword (extracted from the quotation) is third person singular, present indicative active, of klausia/w, a rare desiderative verb from klai/w ("weep").
[1] Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 1098-99 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 November 2008@06:36:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added link, set status) on 24 November 2008@11:43:10.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 25 November 2008@03:37:42.
David Whitehead on 27 February 2013@07:30:57.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 March 2013@00:17:23.


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