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Headword: *po/ths lu/xnos
Adler number: pi,2133
Translated headword: thirsty lamp
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes in Clouds [says]: 'why did you light my thirsty lamp?' In Attic writers [this means] one using up a lot of oil.
Greek Original:
*po/ths lu/xnos: *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: ti/ ga/r moi to\n po/thn h(=ptes lu/xnon; para\ *)attikoi=s o( polu\ e)/laion a)nali/skwn.
Aristophanes, Clouds 57 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food; imagery
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 March 2004@03:06:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 6 August 2004@11:10:55.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2004@03:13:28.
David Whitehead on 27 October 2011@05:53:04.


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