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Headword: *pausika/ph
Adler number: pi,821
Translated headword: gulp-stopper
Vetting Status: high
A contraption on wheels, through which they used to insert the neck both of harnessed animals, so that they could not eat, and of human beings,[1] to make it impossible for them to reach the mouth with their hands.
Cessation [pausis] is inheritance, but lexis [is] apportioning, and allotment a part [leading] to a better lexis. "He did not hesitate to allot with deifying authority".[2]
Greek Original:
*pausika/ph: mhxa/nhma troxoi=s e)mfere/s, di' ou(= to\n tra/xhlon diei=ron kai\ tw=n u(pozugi/wn, w(/ste mh\ e)sqi/ein, kai\ tw=n a)nqrw/pwn, w(s mh\ du/nasqai ta\s xei=ras tw=| sto/mati prosa/gein. o(/ti pau=sis e)sti\ klhronomi/a, lh=cis de\ meri/s, h( de\ a)poklh/rwsis me/ros ei)s a)mei/nona lh=cin. a)poklhrw=sai qeopoiw=| fronti/di ou)de\n w)/knhse.
The first paragraph here = Photius pi498 Theodoridis. The headword is poorly attested outside lexicography, but see Aristophanes fr.302 Kock (314 K.-A.).
[1] i.e. slaves.
[2] From lambda 465, q.v., cf. alpha 3356.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; food; imagery; philosophy; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 February 2004@10:34:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 11 May 2004@01:28:38.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 11 May 2004@04:01:36.
David Whitehead on 13 May 2011@04:03:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 2 September 2011@09:05:05.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@06:03:32.
Catharine Roth (added a cross-reference) on 16 September 2015@16:44:24.


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