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Headword: *masw/menos
Adler number: mu,252
Translated headword: chewing
Vetting Status: high
[A participle of a verb] of the 2[nd] conjugation of the contract verbs. From masw=, masa=|s ["I chew, you chew"],[1] like gelw=, gela=|s ["I laugh, you laugh"]. [It occurs] in Aristophanes in Plutus.[2]
Greek Original:
*masw/menos: b# suzugi/as tw=n perispwme/nwn. a)po\ tou= masw=, masa=|s: w(s gelw=, gela=|s. para\ *)aristofa/nei e)n *plou/tw|.
[1] In Classical Greek (outside lexicography) the verb is middle voice, as in the headword participle itself. The first active instance extant is in the Sibylline Oracles 3.329, but active use was extremely rare until Modern Greek.
[2] Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 321 (web address 1); also twice elsewhere in this author (Knights 717, Wasps 780).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 21 April 2009@01:49:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, link, keyword, status) on 21 April 2009@11:59:08.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 April 2009@05:58:23.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 8 May 2013@07:29:52.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@07:49:52.


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