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Headword: Χοῖρος
Adler number: chi,601
Translated headword: pig, piglet, piggie
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the animal [of that name].
But among Corinthians [the word means] the female genitalia. From which [comes] a proverb: 'you seem about to sell 'piggie' in Acrocorinth.' Meaning you seem to be about to earn a wage in Corinth. For [there are] many courtesans there.[1]
Greek Original:
Χοῖρος: τὸ ζῷον. παρὰ Κορινθίοις δὲ τὸ γυναικεῖον αἰδοῖον. ἔνθεν καὶ παροιμία: Ἀκροκορινθία ἔοικας χοιροπωλήσειν. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔοικας μισθαρνήσειν ἐν Κορίνθῳ: πολλαὶ γὰρ ἐκεῖ ἑταῖραι.
Note:
[1] cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 773 (web address 1), where this usage occurs; Plutarch, Proverbs which the Alexandrians Used 1.92; Anonyma Dorica fr. 22 Kassel-Austin, with a text (from Zenobius) which eliminates 'Akrocorinth'. See generally LSJ s.v. χοῖρος , 2, and already at alpha 1003.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; economics; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; medicine; proverbs; women; zoology
Translated by: Katina Ball on 18 January 2004@12:32:23.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (modified translation, added note and link) on 18 January 2004@12:59:48.
Ross Scaife ✝ (improved vetting) on 18 January 2004@15:07:56.
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 19 January 2004@03:18:58.
David Whitehead (re-modified headword and corresponding point in translation, after discussion with Ross Scaife) on 19 January 2004@10:46:34.
William Hutton (cosmetics) on 19 January 2004@13:30:12.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 20 July 2011@22:25:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, coding) on 22 October 2013@01:57:39.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@05:46:08.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 21 December 2014@11:45:34.
David Whitehead (coding) on 1 June 2016@06:33:38.

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