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Headword: *mequ/sh ku/wn
Adler number: mu,438
Translated headword: drunken bitch
Vetting Status: high
Feminine.[1] [Note] that as Aesop was walking from dinner in the evening, a bold and drunken bitch barked at him. And then he said, "o bitch, bitch, if (by Zeus) instead of your evil tongue you would buy wheat from somewhere, you would seem to me to be in your right mind."[2]
Greek Original:
*mequ/sh ku/wn: qhluko/n. o(/ti *ai)/swpon a)po\ dei/pnou badi/zonq' e(spe/ras, qrasei=a kai\ mequ/sh tis u(la/ktei ku/wn. ka)/peit' e)kei=nos ei)=pen, w)= ku/on, ku/on, ei) nh\ *di/' a)nti\ th=s kakh=s glw/tths poqe\n purou\s pri/aio, swfronei=n a)/n moi dokh=|s.
[1] This feminine adjective is discussed by Herodian and Pollux.
[2] Aristophanes, Wasps 1401-1405; repeated from alphaiota 335.
Keywords: biography; botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 June 2008@22:11:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword) on 8 June 2008@04:04:29.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2013@06:41:30.


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