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Headword: *trw/contai
Adler number: tau,1085
Translated headword: they will munch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they will eat. Aristophanes [writes]: "let somebody bring some dried figs from inside [for the piglets]. Will they munch [them]?"[1]
Greek Original:
*trw/contai: fa/gwsin. *)aristofa/nhs: e)negka/tw tis e)/ndoqen tw=n i)sxa/dwn. a)=ra trw/contai;
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is future middle of trw/gw, third person plural; cf. tau 1077.
[1] An abridgement of Aristophanes, Acharnians 805-6 (web address 1), with scholion. (The 'piglets' are in fact the starving Megarian's daughters.) For i)sxa/s "dried fig," see iota 711.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; women; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 February 2012@00:03:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 February 2012@05:00:28.
David Whitehead on 19 February 2012@05:00:56.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 19 February 2012@11:10:33.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2014@04:05:19.


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