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Headword: *smoio/s
Adler number: sigma,748
Translated headword: Smoios, Smoeus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. [That of] a doer of shameful things to women. "And Smoios, wearing his riding-suit, is in amongst the women cleaning out their cunts".[1]
Greek Original:
*smoio/s: o)/noma ku/rion. ai)sxropoio\s ei)s gunai=kas. *smoio\s d' e)n au)tai=s i(ppikh\n stolh\n e)/xwn ta\ tw=n gunaikw=n diakaqai/rei trubli/a.
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 846-7 (web address 1), preceded by comment from the scholia (to 846) there. For greater explicitness see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 165 #277 ("wearing his riding-suit" as indicator of sexual position) and 186 #392 (cunnilingus).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 November 2001@04:26:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 23 December 2004@18:44:09.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 24 December 2004@03:34:50.
David Whitehead on 26 July 2011@06:11:02.


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