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Headword: *trikorusi/a e)mpi/s
Adler number: tau,985
Translated headword: Trikorysian gnat
Vetting Status: high
[A phrase used] on the basis of there being many gnats in Trikorysos; for the place is swampy and waterlogged.
Greek Original:
*trikorusi/a e)mpi/s: w(s e)n *trikoru/sw| pollw=n e)mpi/dwn ginome/nwn: e)/sti ga\r a)lsw/dhs kai\ ka/qugros o( to/pos.
From epsilon 1020. The headword phrase occurs in Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1032. The place in question was an Attic deme called Trikorythos or Trikorynthos; Trikorysios/a/on is the cognate adjective; cf. tau 984.
J.S. Traill, The Political Organization of Attica (Princeton 1975) 53
D. Whitehead, The Demes of Attica (Princeton 1986) index s.v.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; geography; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 November 2001@06:37:59.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 12 November 2004@11:43:52.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 14 November 2004@04:50:41.
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