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Headword: Ἐστωμυλάμην
Adler number: epsilon,3233
Translated headword: I burbled
Vetting Status: high
Meaning I babbled, I chattered rather more than was necessary or I made rascally utterances. Aristophanes [writes]: "pardon [me] if I, a beggar, said something and I burbled".
Greek Original:
Ἐστωμυλάμην: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐφλυάρησα, περισσόν τι τοῦ δέοντος ἐλάλησα ἢ πανούργως ἐφθεγξάμην. Ἀριστοφάνης: συγγνώμην ἔχε, εἰ πτωχὸς ὢν εἶπόν τι κἀστωμυλάμην.
Dikaiopolis to Lamachos in Aristophanes, Acharnians 578-9 (web address 1), with scholion. The headword, evidently extracted from this passage, is aorist middle, first person singular, of the verb στωμύλλω .
See also sigma 1153, sigma 1154.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 January 2008@05:26:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and another cross-reference, set status) on 1 January 2008@17:43:01.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweak) on 2 January 2008@03:25:04.
David Whitehead on 1 November 2012@07:01:00.


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