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Headword: Χελώνας
Adler number: chi,189
Translated headword: tortoises
Vetting Status: high
"You will think tortoises blessed for their shell". Because of the wasps' sting.[1]
Greek Original:
Χελώνας: τὰς χελώνας μακαριεῖν σε τοῦ δέρματος. διὰ τὸ κέντρον τῶν σφηκῶν.
The headword is accusative plural, from the quotation given.
[1] Aristophanes, Wasps 429 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; cf. iota 455.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 April 2003@03:48:25.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link and cross-reference; raised status) on 1 September 2003@16:16:17.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 1 September 2003@16:54:51.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 22 April 2010@05:19:41.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2011@10:24:50.


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