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Headword: *smw/xete
Adler number: sigma,746
Translated headword: grind
Vetting Status: high
Meaning chew.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "fall to like men and grind with both your jaws. For, you rascals, there is no use in white teeth unless they also chew something."[2]
Greek Original:
*smw/xete: a)nti\ tou= masa=sqe. *)aristofa/nhs: a)ndrikw=s e)mba/lleton, kai\ smw/xet' a)mfoi=n tai=n gna/qoin. ou)de\n ga/r, w)= po/nhroi, leukw=n o)do/ntwn e)/rgon e)sti/n, h)\n mh/ ti kai\ masw=ntai.
[1] Plural present imperative of smw/xw, presumably from the quotation which follows.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 1307-10 (web address 1); already at alpha 2171.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 May 2008@16:24:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 May 2008@03:04:52.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 August 2011@09:58:48.


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