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Headword: *prosbolh/
Adler number: pi,2612
Translated headword: assault, attack, visitation
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] penalty, deity's anger, in Aristophanes. For instead of saying 'creature' he said 'penalty', cursing it. "And of what deity in the world it is a visitation, I know not." [He is speaking] about the dung-beetle.
Greek Original:
*prosbolh/: zhmi/a, dai/monos o)rgh/, para\ *)aristofa/nei. a)nti\ ga\r tou= ei)pei=n zw=|on zhmi/an ei)=pe, katarw/menos au)tw=|. xw)/tou pot' e)sti\ daimo/nwn h( prosbolh/, ou)k oi)=da. peri\ tou= kanqa/rou.
Note:
Aristophanes, Peace 39-40, with scholion (puzzling in part: Aristophanes himself doesn't, in fact, say 'penalty' in this context).
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; imagery; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 August 2013@05:33:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 16 August 2013@11:07:35.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 August 2013@11:15:28.
David Whitehead on 17 October 2013@04:46:30.

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