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Headword: *)oniai/a
Adler number: omicron,361
Translated headword: ass[-droppings], donkey-[droppings]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the excrements of a horse.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related plural word] o)ni/des, [meaning] the turds of asses/donkeys, which are formed conveniently.[2]
Greek Original:
*)oniai/a: tou= i(/ppou to\ a)fo/deuma. kai\ *)oni/des, ta\ tw=n o)/nwn a)popath/mata, a(\ e)pi/thdes peplasme/na e)sti/n.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; references at Photius omicron343, where Theodoridis endorses the view of Schleusner and M.Schmidt that the neuter plural headword (which must be quoted from somewhere) has been corrupted from o)ni/dia (cf. omicron 362).
[2] Sc. for feeding the dung-beetle. From a scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 4, where the genitive plural occurs (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 December 2009@01:22:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 December 2009@03:07:08.
David Whitehead (additions and adjustments) on 4 July 2013@03:11:15.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 27 June 2014@07:28:37.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 19 January 2021@00:53:59.


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