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Headword: *kwlh/
Adler number: kappa,2236
Translated headword: ham, thigh
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the front parts of sacrificial offerings, of the so-called kôlên.[1] [For] the arm of irrational creatures is sacred to Hermes. Aristophanes in Plutus [writes]: "oh, the ham I would devour!" They mean the bend of the knee, which is bony. So he is mocking [them] as offering the gods [sc. only] bones.
Greek Original:
*kwlh/: ta\ e)mpro/sqia me/rh tw=n i(erei/wn, tou= legome/nou kwlh=nos. e)/sti de\ i(ero\s *(ermou= o( braxi/wn tw=n a)lo/gwn zw/|wn. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: oi)/moi de\ kwlh=s, h(\n e)gw\ kath/sqion. ta\s a)gku/las fhsi/n, ai(\ o)stw/deis ei)si/. diaba/llei ou)=n w(s o)ste/a toi=s qeoi=s qu/ontas.
Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 1128 (web address 1), with material rearranged from the scholia there.
cf. kappa 2234, kappa 2235.
[1] Properly the noun is kwlh=, of which kwlh/n is a synonym.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; food; medicine; religion; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 20 February 2009@21:15:41.
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