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Headword: Γογγύλιον
Adler number: gamma,361
Translated headword: little roll
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] round.
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] γογγυλίζει ["he/she/it rolls"],[1] meaning he/she/it turns around.
Aristophanes [writes]: "just like a roll kneaded by a woman." For women, so that they do not seem to be eating too much, give the appearance of moderate eating by making barleycakes in rounds.[2]
Greek Original:
Γογγύλιον: στρογγύλον. καὶ Γογγυλίζει, ἀντὶ τοῦ μεταστρέφει. Ἀριστοφάνης: ὥσπερ γυναικὶ γογγύλην μεμαγμένην. αἱ γὰρ γυναῖκες, ἵνα μὴ δοκοῖεν πολυφάγοι εἶναι, ὀλιγοφαγίας δόξαν ἐμφαίνουσι στρογγύλας ποιοῦσαι τὰς μάζας.
Likewise in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 28 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 July 2002@15:00:39.
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