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Headword: *katafagei=n, katapiei=n
Adler number: kappa,842
Translated headword: to eat up, to drink up
Vetting Status: high
Eating [fagei=n] differs from eating up [katafagei=n]: eating [means] in order, eating up [means] all at once. But drinking up [katapiei=n] [means] eating what is not chewed.[1]
Greek Original:
*katafagei=n, katapiei=n: fagei=n diafe/rei tou= katafagei=n: fagei=n me\n to\ ta/cei, katafagei=n de\ to\ a)qro/ws. katapiei=n de\ to\ mh/te masw/menon e)sqi/ein.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 6, where the third person singular aorist kate/fagen occurs (web address 1).
[1] cf. LSJ s.v. katapi/nw, I: 'gulp, swallow down, both of liquids and solids'.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 July 2008@01:08:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 20 July 2008@04:27:35.
David Whitehead on 6 February 2013@06:05:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 April 2013@00:19:03.


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