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Headword: *porqmei=s
Adler number: pi,2071
Translated headword: ferrymen
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] crossing-men. Aristophanes [writes]: "you would be bothersome if you became ferrymen. You would drag the passengers and rough them up." Because ferrymen force passers-by to get onto their own boats.
Greek Original:
*porqmei=s: oi( pera/tai. *)aristofa/nhs: xalepai/ g' a)\n h)=te geno/menai porqmei=s. e(/lkontes tou\s plwth=ras a)peknai/ete. e)peidh\ oi( porqmei=s tou\s pario/ntas a)nagka/zousin ei)s ta\ i)/dia ploi=a e)mbai/nein.
A close but unmetrical approximation of Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae [Assemblywomen] 1086-7, with comments from the scholia (where, as in Aristophanes, the alternative Attic-dialect spelling of the headword porqmh=s is found).
cf. generally pi 2069, pi 2070, pi 2072, pi 2073.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; meter and music; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 February 2013@12:24:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaking) on 18 February 2013@04:26:58.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@07:54:13.


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