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Headword: *(upoli/spois
Adler number: upsilon,539
Translated headword: [on] worn-smooth [ones]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning on] chafed [ones]. "[On] worn-smooth bottoms." Such [are] the bottoms of sailors, because of the constant sitting and rowing.[1]
Greek Original:
*(upoli/spois: e)stenwme/nois. u(poli/spois pugidi/oisi. toiau=tai de\ ai( pugai\ tw=n nautw=n, dia\ th\n sunexh= e(/dran kai\ ei)resi/an.
The headword participle, extracted from the quotatiom, is dative plural.
cf. Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica s.v. u(po/lispos pugh/n.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 1368 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 22 June 2008@14:10:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 June 2008@03:22:25.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2011@10:34:43.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2013@06:25:04.


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