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Headword: Ἰδίῃς
Adler number: iota,109
Translated headword: you would sweat
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] you may perspire.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "do not go agitatedly off [...] before you sweat" -- that is perspire -- "and loosen the muscles of the joints of your wings with beating." [This is said] in reference to the dung-beetle.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἰδίῃς: ἱδρώσῃς. Ἀριστοφάνης: μή μοι σοβαρῶς χώρει, πρὶν ἂν ἰδίῃς [τουτέστιν ἱδρώσῃς] καὶ διαλύσῃς ἄρθρων ἶνας πτερύγων ῥύμῃ. ἐπὶ τοῦ κανθάρου.
[1] The headword (extracted from the quotation given) is present subjunctive, second person singular, of ἰδίω ; cf. iota 107, iota 108, iota 117.
[2] A compression of Aristophanes, Peace 83-6 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 March 2006@11:51:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; added a keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 March 2006@02:26:40.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 January 2013@03:44:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 9 September 2014@18:45:01.


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