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Headword: *tru/mh
Adler number: tau,1101
Translated headword: hole; scoundrel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] someone very perforated and pierced in what he does; [someone] whom we ourselves call a trupan[on]. He wants to speak vigorously like a drill.
Greek Original:
*tru/mh. o( tetrhme/nos sfo/dra kai\ peperonhme/nos e)n toi=s pra/gmasin: o(\n h(mei=s trupa=n famen. qe/lei de\ ei)pei=n eu)to/nws w(s tru/panon.
The headword, a rare feminine noun, occurs in Strepsiades' list of metaphors (to describe what he will be like when educated and crafty) at Aristophanes, Clouds 448; and these are a version of the comments of the scholia there.
More briefly at Photius tau524 Theodoridis, taken to come from Pausanias the Atticist (tau52).
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; rhetoric; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 February 2014@06:21:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 25 February 2014@09:39:10.
David Whitehead (another headword option; expanded note; another keyword) on 25 February 2014@09:44:52.


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