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Headword: Γραιοσόβαι
Adler number: gamma,448
Translated headword: accosters of old women
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning those] who scare away the old women from the fish[mongers] so they will not do their marketing; or those sleeping with old women: for "accosters" [sobades] are prostitutes.
Greek Original:
Γραιοσόβαι: ἀπὸ τῶν ἰχθύων ἀποσοβοῦντες τὰς γραί̈δας ὡς μὴ ἀγοράζειν: ἢ γραί̈σι συγκοιμώμενοι: σοβάδες γὰρ αἱ πόρναι.
Note:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 812, where the headword occurs (web address 1). See also the entry on sobades [sigma 754]; and cf. mu 457.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 July 2002@21:05:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 19 July 2002@03:20:56.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 23 December 2004@18:46:54.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 June 2012@06:35:06.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 October 2012@21:48:52.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 26 January 2014@08:35:30.
David Whitehead on 29 September 2015@08:10:18.

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