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Headword: *krambota/tou
Adler number: kappa,2319
Translated headword: loudest, quite loud, very loud
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] most/very sweet, most/very dry. Aristophanes made a joke from the idea of the vegetable; for Crates was an improviser in his plays.[1] Or [meaning] air-dried; or very useful.[2]
Greek Original:
*krambota/tou: h(duta/tou, chrota/tou. e)/paice de\ *)aristofa/nhs a)po\ th=s tou= laxa/nou e)pinoi/as: au)tosxe/dios ga\r h)=n peri\ ta\ dra/mata *kra/ths. h)\ to\ kapuro/n: h)\ to\ xrhsto/taton.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 539; see already under kappa 2318. Crates (kappa 2339) is the subject of the verse involved: "kneading most ingenious notions from a krambotaton mouth". See further, next note.
[2] "Air-dried" is from Hesychius; "useful" is from the scholia, which still explain this as a pun from "cabbage", and is unlikely to display deep understanding of the text.
The headword krambota/tou is obscure, evidently. As stated, it is glossed in Hesychius as kapuro/s "air-dried" in this passage (note its secondary meaning "blight in grapes" in Theophrastus); krambale/os in Athenaeus means the same. This accounts for the gloss chrota/tou "driest". LSJ suggests "loud", based on Hesychius' gloss of krambo/s as "dried and parched" laughter; they add xarambaliastu/s "loud laughter" in Hesychius (which they emend as krambaliastu/s). The passages in Hesychius alone do not seem to warrant this extension, but kapuro/s is also used to mean "loud" or "clear-sounding" (LSJ s.v. II), via "crisp" or "crackling", and Theocritus, Idylls 7.37 refers to the kapuro/s (clear-sounding) mouth of the Muses. Bekker suggests instead that the allusion may be to Crates as a drunkard, given how cabbage was eaten to prevent inebriation (kappa 2318).
Keywords: biography; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 9 March 2009@02:33:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 March 2009@04:46:59.
David Whitehead on 17 March 2013@05:20:43.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 April 2015@01:47:55.


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