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Headword: *ka)/kxezen
Adler number: kappa,184
Translated headword: and he was taking a shit
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [sc. uses this word] to mean 'and he was relieving himself'.[1]
Greek Original:
*ka)/kxezen: *)aristofa/nhs a)nti\ tou= kai\ a)pepa/tei.
The form of the headword is from crasis of kai\ ("and") and e)/kxezen ("was taking a shit").
This entry is identical to kappa 1150, for which the headword reads ka)/xezen. See the notes there.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 82 (web address 1 below), with excerpted scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 March 2008@23:55:33.
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