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Headword: *trixi/des
Adler number: tau,1038
Translated headword: anchovies, sprats
Vetting Status: high
A kind of fish, the ones [sc. also] called thrissai. Aristophanes [writes]: "[he] was coughing the whole night through, having stuffed himself with anchovies".
Greek Original:
*trixi/des: ei)=dos i)xqu/os, ai( lego/menai qri/ssai. *)aristofa/nhs: e)/bhtte th\n nu/xq' o(/lhn trixi/dwn peplhsme/nos.
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 55-56; cf. epsilon 1028, theta 505.
Material from the scholia to Knights 662; see also the scholia to Acharnians 551, and Photius tau491 Theodoridis on the etymology of the name (from the fish's fine, hair-like bones).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; medicine; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 February 2014@06:21:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 28 February 2014@09:58:22.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 28 February 2014@10:03:07.


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