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Headword: *mu=, mu=
Adler number: mu,1383
Translated headword: mu mu
Vetting Status: high
From the [sound] mu is produced the [verb] mu/zein ["to snort"], similarly to many other [onomatopoetic verbs]. But mu/zein is to make a certain sound with the nostrils. Aristophanes [writes]: "why do you snort? Everything has been done well."
Greek Original:
*mu=, mu=: a)po\ tou= mu= parh=ktai to\ mu/zein, polloi=s a)/llois o(moi/ws. mu/zein de/ e)sti to\ toi=s mukth=rsi poio\n h)=xon a)potelei=n. *)aristofa/nhs: ti/ mu/zeis; pa/nta pepoi/htai kalw=s.
Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 231 (web address 1), with scholion. (Mnesilochos there utters the headword phrase; Euripides responds with the question quoted.)
For a related noun, see mu 1372.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 August 2009@01:15:40.
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