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Headword: *plekou=n
Adler number: pi,1722
Translated headword: to fuck
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to have sexual intercourse. From the [verb] ple/kesqai ["to twist oneself"]. "[If the] men get hard-ons and want to fuck."
Greek Original:
*plekou=n: to\ sunousia/zein. para\ to\ ple/kesqai. stu/oint' a)\n a)/ndres ka)piqumoi=en plekou=n.
The preferred form of the headword infinitive, extracted from the quotation given, is not the Suda's plekou=n but splekou=n. On its connotations of violence as well as vulgarity, see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 154 #214.
cf. delta 964.
[1] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 152 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; women
Translated by: John Mulhall on 21 September 2011@00:41:36.
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David Whitehead (tweaked hw, tr, notes; x-ref; more keywords) on 21 September 2011@03:40:47.
David Whitehead on 21 September 2011@03:42:37.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@07:18:49.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 17 September 2021@00:25:49.


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