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Headword: *)/orgason
Adler number: omicron,507
Translated headword: temper
Vetting Status: high
Properly [meaning] treat with pitch. For pitch [is] o)rgh\ among Ionians. And it signifies both a filling with lust and engaging in an orgy. And make supple. Aristophanes [writes]: "having stripped, temper the clay." Meaning mix [it], make [it] supple.
Greek Original:
*)/orgason: kuri/ws to\ pi/sswson. o)rgh\ ga\r par' *)/iwsin h( pi/ssa. shmai/nei de\ kai\ to\ sparga=n kai\ o)rgia/zesqai. kai\ to\ ma/lacon. *)aristofa/nhs: phlo\n a)podu\s o)/rgason. a)nti\ tou= fu/rason, ma/lacon.
Aristophanes, Birds 839 (from which the imperative headword is extracted: web address 1), with scholion. For the verb see already omicron 506.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 14 December 2009@23:18:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 December 2009@05:39:58.
David Whitehead on 7 July 2013@06:15:39.


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