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Headword: *couqh=s
Adler number: xi,80
Translated headword: vibrant
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "through my vibrant jaw I reveal to Pan the holy melodies of songs."[1]
Greek Original:
*couqh=s: *)aristofa/nhs: di' e)mh=s ge/nuos couqh=s mele/wn *pani\ no/mous i(erou\s a)nafai/nw.
[1] Aristophanes, Birds 744-745 (web address 1). On this "problematical adj., of unknown etymology and uncertain meaning" see Dunbar 206 (on line 214, where it also occurs). It appears to imply sound and/or rapid movement. See also xi 79 & xi 81.
Aristophanes, Birds, edited with introduction and commentary by Nan Dunbar (Oxford 1995)
M.S. Silk, Classical Quarterly 33 (1983) 303-330, at 317-19 (on xouthos as an "iconym", i.e. a word which had lost its precise denotation(s) and preserved only associations)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; religion
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 18 February 2000@08:24:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headword and keywords; augmented notes and bibliography) on 21 September 2000@07:02:26.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link) on 3 June 2002@17:34:25.
David Whitehead (modified keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 13 December 2007@10:00:30.
David Whitehead on 19 June 2013@04:29:46.


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