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Headword: *boro/n
Adler number: beta,397
Translated headword: gluttonous; appetite-inducing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] voracious.
[Pronounced] oxytone.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "an abominable thing, both foul-smelling and gluttonous."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "water [is] appetite-inducing and insomnia [is] appetite-inducing"; look in the [entry] "water [is]appetite-inducing".[3]
Greek Original:
*boro/n: brwtiko/n. o)cuto/nws. *)aristofa/nhs: miaro\n to\ xrh=ma, ka/kosmon kai\ boro/n. kai\ u(/dwr boro/n, a)grupni/h boro/n: zh/tei e)n tw=| u(/dwr boro/n.
The headword adjective, neuter nominative/accusative singular, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] i.e. with an acute accent on the final syllable: boro/n.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 38 (web address 1 below).
[3] upsilon 52, where however nominative "insomnia" has become dative, ruining the sense. The quotation is from Hippocrates, De morbis popularibus 6.4.18.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2002@11:58:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 6 June 2002@04:22:14.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 1 June 2012@04:12:10.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 July 2012@00:29:41.
David Whitehead (modified tr; expanded n.3) on 14 November 2013@08:57:05.
David Whitehead on 21 September 2015@08:38:29.


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