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Headword: *kataspa=n
Adler number: kappa,777
Translated headword: to draw down
Vetting Status: high
In a special sense this [verb] is applied to infants suckling. [It comes] from drawing out and dragging out the milk.
Greek Original:
*kataspa=n: i)di/ws e)pi\ tw=n qhlazo/ntwn brefw=n tou=to le/getai. para\ to\ e)pispa=n kai\ e)fe/lkein to\ ga/la.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 718, where kate/spakas occurs (web address 1).
For suckling cf. theta 331, theta 333.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 August 2008@08:00:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 6 August 2008@22:41:43.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 7 August 2008@02:54:14.
David Whitehead on 5 February 2013@05:37:49.


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