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Headword: *pugidi/wn
Adler number: pi,3111
Translated headword: buttocklets
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] fingernails. Aristophanes [writes]: "for if anyone said 'violet-crowned [Athenians]', you immediately sat up on the tips of your buttocklets". Meaning on the tips of your fingernails. For those who are listening to something with pleasure seem to be sitting up on their buttocks.
Greek Original:
*pugidi/wn: o)nu/xwn. *)aristofa/nhs: ei) ga/r tis ei)/poi i)ostefa/nous, eu)qu\s e)p' a)/krwn pugidi/wn ka/qhsqe. a)nti\ tou= e)p' a)/krwn tw=n o)nu/xwn. oi( ga\r h(de/ws ti a)kou/ontes dokou=sin e)pa/nw tw=n pugw=n kaqe/zesqai.
An approximation of Aristophanes, Acharnians 637-8 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 February 2010@08:39:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword, set status) on 26 May 2010@01:40:38.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 26 May 2010@03:02:39.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@07:51:24.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@07:23:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 22 December 2021@23:24:41.


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