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Headword: *thqe/las
Adler number: tau,471
Translated headword: granny's-boys
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones] reared by their grandmother.
Greek Original:
*thqe/las: tou\s mammoqre/ptous.
cf. generally tau 469.
The present entry derives from a scholion on Aristophanes, Acharnians 49, where the phrase 'Phainarete my tethe' (*Fainare/thn th/qhn e)mh/n) occurs. The scholiast's comment is: 'tethai is what they used to call grandmothers, and tethelai those [boys who were] reared by their grandmother'.
The entry treats and glosses thqela/s (scholiast) or thqe/las (Suda) as accusative plural, but LSJ s.v. seems to present thqela=s (so accented) as nominative singular.
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; women
Translated by: Marny S. Lemmel on 23 May 2014@14:17:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 23 May 2014@16:42:37.
David Whitehead (streamlined and tweaked notes; another keyword; cosmetics; raised status) on 25 May 2014@06:20:59.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 31 July 2022@19:48:29.


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