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Headword: *)orofh\
Adler number: omicron,628
Translated headword: roof
Vetting Status: high
[o)rofh/] and o)/rofos: the covering of a house.[1]
[Found in] both feminine and masculine [forms].[2] "I will not stretch my Persian slippers up towards the roof [o)/rofon]."[3] Aristophanes [sc. writes this]. And in Wasps: "survey the roof [o)rofh\n]."[4]
Greek Original:
*)orofh\ kai\ *)/orofos: h( ste/gh. kai\ qhlukw=s kai\ a)rsenikw=s. ou) pro\s to\n o)/rofon a)natenw= ta\ *persika/. *)aristofa/nhs. kai\ e)n *sfhci/n: o)rofh\n qe/asai.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius omicron520 Theodoridis), and cf. also the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 229 [below].
[2] This and what follows comes from the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 173 (where the genitive of o)rofh/ occurs).
[3] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 229, repeated 230 (but read tw\ (dual) instead of the Suda's ta\: web address 1). This is part of the oath by which the women swear to sexual passivity; cf. under kappa 2666.
[4] Aristophanes, Wasps 1215 (web address 2).
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Keywords: architecture; clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; poetry; women
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 13 April 2010@14:38:46.
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