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Headword: Χοός
Adler number: chi,393
Translated headword: pitcher
Vetting Status: high
"Of an upturned pitcher."[1] Aristophanes [uses this phrase] to mean one that has had its lid opened and has been emptied onto the ground, just like those who fall down in their cups from drinking in the midst of serving. Or those who are playing say such things.
Greek Original:
Χοός: ἀνατετραμμένου χοός. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀνακαλυφθέντος ἢ κενωθέντος εἰς γῆν, ὥσπερ οἱ ἐν τοῖς πότοις σφαλλόμενοι ὑπὸ μέθης ἐν τῷ ὑπηρετεῖν. ἢ παίζοντες τὰ τοιαῦτά φασι.
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 537 (web address 1). What follows in the entry is from the scholia to this line. On the χοῦς see also chi 362, chi 394.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; food; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 April 2008@20:46:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 1 April 2008@21:33:08.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 April 2008@04:05:43.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@07:34:07.


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