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Headword: *po/sqh
Adler number: pi,2113
Translated headword: pecker, tadger, willy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the genital organ of a man.
Greek Original:
*po/sqh: to\ ai)doi=on tou= a)ndro/s.
From the fuller scholia on Aristophanes, Clouds 1014, where this feminine noun occurs in the accusative case (web address 1); cf. scholion on Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 254, also Etymologicum Magnum 684.55.
J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 109 #2 characterises a po/sqh as 'a small member or a young boy's member', adding that it 'seems to have had an affectionate and somewhat respectable tone, in contrast to the vulgar, almost violent tone of pe/os [pi 987]'.
See also pi 2115, and pi 2114 for the neuter diminutive.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 January 2013@01:19:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaking) on 30 January 2013@03:18:49.
David Whitehead (another hw option; another note) on 31 January 2013@03:32:57.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@09:24:41.
David Whitehead (modified headwords) on 24 June 2016@02:48:20.


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