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Headword: Γομφοπαγῆ ῥήματα
Adler number: gamma,375
Translated headword: bolt-fastened expressions
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning very precise [ones], much-compounded [ones]. Aristophanes [is speaking] about Aeschylus.
Greek Original:
Γομφοπαγῆ ῥήματα: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀκριβέστατα, πολυσύνθετα. περὶ Αἰσχύλου Ἀριστοφάνης.
Note:
Aristophanes, Frogs 824 (where this phrase in the neuter plural occurs: web address 1 below), with scholion. The image is of compound words so long that they need bolts to hold them together.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; imagery; rhetoric; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 November 2000@19:07:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented note; minor cosmetics) on 22 March 2001@06:26:55.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2012@07:16:59.
Catharine Roth (modified link) on 10 June 2012@23:02:55.

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