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Headword: *kunokoph/sw sou to\ nw=ton
Adler number: kappa,2715
Translated headword: I will dog-whip you on the back
Vetting Status: high
Meaning I will beat you just like a dog. This he says like a cook. For a 'dog' is a type of fish. At the same time [it is] like I will strike you with a dog's skin. For it is extremely rough. 'Back' [is] neuter.
Greek Original:
*kunokoph/sw sou to\ nw=ton: a)nti\ tou= tupth/sw se kaqa/per ku/na. tou=to de\ w(s ma/geiros le/gei. e)/sti ga\r ku/wn i)xqu\s poio/s. a(/ma de\ oi(=on kunei/w| de/rmati/ se pai/sw. e)/sti ga\r traxu/taton. ou)dete/rws de\ to\ nw=ton.
The headword phrase is from Aristophanes, Knights 289 (web address 1), attended by comments from the scholia; cf. Phrynichus 84.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; poetry; politics; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 16 March 2008@18:17:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 March 2008@04:43:17.
David Whitehead on 22 March 2013@05:00:42.


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