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Headword: *katapugw=n
Adler number: kappa,737
Translated headword: pathic, one who takes it up the ass
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone] being libidinous.
Greek Original:
*katapugw=n: kataselgai/nwn.
'Libidinous' is the LSJ translation for the glossing word here (and in other lexica: see the references at Photius kappa342 Theodoridis).
Like present-day "asshole", the headword is often used as a general term of abuse (J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 210 and index s.v.) as well as in a specific way. See further kappa 738, where it has its normal accentuation. (The lexica here seems to treat it as a participle of a contracted verb.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 16 March 2002@06:55:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 17 March 2002@06:45:04.
David Whitehead on 4 February 2013@04:33:42.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 April 2016@08:01:15.


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