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Headword: *katamhlw=sai
Adler number: kappa,649
Translated headword: to probe, to sound
Vetting Status: high
is what they call it when a probe is inserted by the physician into the throat; as they also do who vomit, inserting the finger into the throat.
Greek Original:
*katamhlw=sai: le/getai to\ mh/lhn kaqi/zesqai u(po\ tou= i)atrou= ei)s to\n laimo/n: w(s poiou=si kai\ oi( e)mou=ntes, to\n da/ktulon kaqie/ntes ei)s to\n laimo/n.
Aorist active infinitive of katamhlo/w; explained here broadly as in the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 1150 (where the present participle occurs).
See also kappa 652, kappa 1518, mu 940, mu 1059.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 July 2008@01:06:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 7 July 2008@02:58:09.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference identified by Nick Nicholas) on 16 November 2008@22:49:04.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2013@05:27:03.


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