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Headword: Antlia
Adler number: alpha,2750
Translated headword: bilge-water
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the water flowing into a ship. Aristophanes [writes]: "for I can no longer bear the bilge-water."[1] Meaning [I can no longer] endure and survive this thing.
Greek Original:
Antlia: to tou ploiou eisreon hudôr. Aristophanês: ou gar eth' hoios t' eim' huperechein tês antlias. anti tou antechein kai periginesthai tou pragmatos.
The primary sense of this noun, in Homer, is a ship's hold; its secondary meaning is illustrated here. See further alpha 2751.
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 17 (web address 1); cf. omicron 154, upsilon 272.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; epic; imagery; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 November 2000@10:57:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 12 March 2001@06:34:27.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 15 August 2002@06:25:31.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; another keyword) on 19 March 2012@07:10:27.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 14 August 2013@02:00:35.
David Whitehead on 26 July 2015@11:36:07.


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