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Headword: *proforoume/nw
Adler number: pi,2925
Translated headword: shuttling
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning the two of us] traveling here and there to the opposite. For 'to shuttle' is the term for passing the thread along the warp threads. Aristophanes in Birds [sc. uses the word].
Greek Original:
*proforoume/nw: deu=ro ka)kei=se poreuo/menoi ei)s ta)nanti/a. proforei=sqai ga\r le/getai to\ parafe/rein to\n sth/mona toi=s diazome/nois. *)aristofa/nhs *)/ornisi.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 4, where the headword -- present middle participle, nominative dual masculine, of the verb profore/w -- does (uniquely, outside the scholia and the Suda) occur. (Oddly, Photius, Lexicon pi1421 Theodoridis, changes the headword into the commonplace proforou/menoi, which has no manuscript authority.)
Dunbar ad loc. (pp. 134-8) doubts the weaving-based explanation given here and elsewhere (Phrynichus the Atticist 104.1, Pollux 7.32, Hesychius pi4068, Photius).
Aristophanes, Birds, edited with introduction and commentary by Nan Dunbar (Oxford 1995)
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; imagery; poetry; science and technology; stagecraft; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 October 2013@23:00:08.
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David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded note; cosmetics) on 11 October 2013@03:56:20.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2013@03:56:45.
David Whitehead on 21 October 2013@06:15:49.
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