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Headword: *ku/knou
Adler number: kappa,2657
Translated headword: than a swan
Vetting Status: high
"Greyer than a swan indeed, these hairs that sprout.[1] But [one must] take a youthful outlook even from these remains: that I consider my old age to be [better] than the ringlets and the shapeliness and the arse-gaping of many youths."
Greek Original:
*ku/knou poliw/teroi dh\ oi(/d' e)panqou=si tri/xas. a)lla\ ka)k tw=n leiya/nwn kai\ tw=nde gnw/mhn neanikh\n e)/xein: w(s e)gw\ tou)mo\n nomi/zw gh=ras ei)=nai, h)\ pollw=n kiki/nnous neaniw=n kai\ sxh=ma kai\ eu)ruprwkti/an.
Aristophanes, Wasps 1064-1070 (web address 1), here abridged into near-gibberish. (Kappa 1597 does better.)
[1] Reading (with Aristophanes) nominative plural tri/xes in place of the Suda's accusative plural tri/xas.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; clothing; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 March 2008@04:09:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 March 2008@05:27:03.
David Whitehead on 20 March 2013@07:53:46.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 1 March 2020@23:09:04.


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