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Headword: *matrulei=on
Adler number: mu,290
Translated headword: mothers'-brothel
Vetting Status: high
They say this is a particular place where old women spend their time receiving those out to get drunk. Menander in Arbitration [writes]: "will he not wail, after squandering his life in a mothers'-brothel?".[1]
Greek Original:
*matrulei=on: to/pon tina/ fasin ei)=nai, e)n w(=| gra=es diatri/bousai de/xontai tou\s boulome/nous katamequsqh=nai. *me/nandros *)epitre/pousin: ou)k oi)mw/cetai kata\ trei=s e)n matrulei/w| to\n bi/on.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., commenting in the first instance on Dinarchus fr. XLVII.5 Conomis.
[1] Menander, Epitrepontes 501-2 Koerte (691-2 Sandbach). The participle katafqarei/s ("after squandering") there has become, in the Suda mss, the garbled kata\ trei=s, "by threes."
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@05:18:44.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Augmented note; cosmetics; set status) on 3 December 2003@14:40:56.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 December 2003@03:03:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 12 July 2011@06:18:01.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2015@11:20:32.


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