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Headword: *promnh/stria
Adler number: pi,2512
Translated headword: matchmaker
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a woman who made plans for a marriage; [she] whom nowadays they call a proxenetria.
Greek Original:
*promnh/stria: h( pronoh/sasa ga/mon, h(\n nu=n procenh/trian fasi/.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 41, where the headword occurs (web address 1); cf. scholia on Euripides, Hippolytus 589.
The later synonym is otherwise unattested, but the masculine form procenhth/s "broker, agent, go-between" occurs.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 February 2010@09:30:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 27 February 2010@22:49:26.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another note) on 28 February 2010@04:51:42.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2011@05:05:14.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@06:46:05.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 18 November 2021@00:36:53.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 18 November 2021@00:47:48.


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