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Headword: *qwmou/s
Adler number: theta,429
Translated headword: heaps
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] piles of timbers. 'Heaps' is also the name for piles of wheat. But a whirlwind is a mass of rising vapor from the earth, before catching fire. Aristophanes [writes]: "then she left, as if bearing the heaps of a great whirlwind and hurricane gathered and twisted round."[1]
And again in the Epigrams [it is written]: "some Cretan meal, a heap of crumbling [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
*qwmou/s: swrou\s cu/lwn. qwmoi\ de\ le/gontai kai\ oi( tw=n purw=n swroi/. tufw\s de\ h( e)c a)naqumia/sews th=s gh=s sustrofh/, pri\n e)kpurwqh=nai. *)aristofa/nhs: ei)/q' au)th\n w(/sper tou\s qwmou\s mega/lw| tu/fw| kai\ prhsth=ri custre/yas kai\ cuggogguli/sas oi)/xoio fe/rwn. kai\ au)=qis e)n *)epigra/mmasi: a)kta/ te *krhtaii\+s e)u+tribe/os teroeip qwmou=.
The headword is accusative plural, extracted from the Aristophanes passage quoted.
[1] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 973-976, with scholion; cf. tau 1223.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.299.5-6 (Phanias); tr. by W.R. Paton in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Greek Anthology, v.1. The Suda's version is garbled, rendering the translation difficult. See also iota 552.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; imagery; poetry; science and technology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 29 February 2008@00:41:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 February 2008@04:07:50.
David Whitehead on 4 January 2013@07:57:37.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 28 January 2014@04:42:12.
David Whitehead (coding) on 28 April 2016@05:13:22.
Catharine Roth (coding, expanded note) on 10 December 2018@11:13:16.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 9 February 2019@18:30:05.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 9 February 2019@18:34:08.


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