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Headword: *)/wsfronto
Adler number: omega,255
Translated headword: they were catching the scent
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were smelling. Meaning they were perceiving:[1] for the treaty is [made] with wine. The perception of the wine is by perception[2] when the wine is offered.
Greek Original:
*)/wsfronto: w)sfrai/nonto. a)nti\ tou= h)/|sqonto: dia\ oi)/nou ga/r ei)sin ai( spondai/. di' ai)sqh/sews de\ h( ai)/sqhsis th=| a)nafora=| tou= oi)/nou.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Acharnians 179 (web address 1), where the headword verb occurs.
[1] cf. omicron 721, omicron 722.
[2] Dindorf's emendation di' o)sfrh/sews "by smelling" (in Adler's apparatus) would improve the sense.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; imagery; politics; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 September 2005@00:38:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 September 2005@05:26:10.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 8 August 2011@10:05:55.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 8 August 2011@16:37:56.
David Whitehead on 3 November 2013@08:38:40.


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