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Headword: *(upodei=sqe
Adler number: upsilon,480
Translated headword: underbind
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] tie round. "Underbind [...] your Laconians."[1] It is a kind of sandal. [2]
Greek Original:
*(upodei=sqe: peridesmei=te. u(podei=sqe ta\s *lakwnika/s. e)/sti de\ ei)=dos u(podh/matos.
[1] Aristophanes, Ekklesiazusae 269, here abridged (u(podei=sqe d’ w(s ta/xista ta\s *Lakwnika/s, 'Underbind your Laconians as fast as you can'), with comment from the scholia there.
[2] The word translated here as 'sandal', u(po/dhma, is itself another cognate of the verb u(pode/w, 'I bind under'.
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Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 27 October 2002@13:34:46.
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Catharine Roth (added keywords) on 27 October 2002@21:57:48.
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