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Headword: *tw\ mhrw\ mh\ sune/xein
Adler number: tau,858
Translated headword: not to keep the thighs together
Vetting Status: high
That is, not to close [them], but to keep [them] freed-up and not to rub the genitals by keeping the thighs together.
Greek Original:
*tw\ mhrw\ mh\ sune/xein: tou/testi mh\ sfi/ggein, a)ll' a)neime/nws dia/gein kai\ mh\ e)kqli/bein ta\ ai)doi=a e)k tou= sune/xein tou\s mhrou/s. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 966, where Right recalls how the schoolmasters of old taught singing to boys who were "not keeping the[ir] thighs together" (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; medicine; meter and music
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2011@05:38:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation, set status) on 19 May 2011@00:58:56.
Catharine Roth (added link, raised status) on 19 May 2011@01:34:01.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 19 May 2011@04:03:15.


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