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Headword: *(ussa/kwn
Adler number: upsilon,672
Translated headword: of cunts
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of the female genitals.
Greek Original:
*(ussa/kwn: tw=n gunaikei/wn ai)doi/wn.
Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1001, with scholion; again under upsilon 683.
For discussion of the word's precise connotations -- 'obscure but unquestionably vulgar' -- see J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 132 #115, cf. 133 #116.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 December 2002@03:38:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 5 August 2003@18:45:07.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 14 June 2004@04:27:53.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 16 August 2010@09:03:31.
Catharine Roth (raised status) on 6 June 2011@08:04:15.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2013@06:56:27.


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