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Headword: Κέχηνεν ὥσπερ ἐμποδίζων ἰσχάδας
Adler number: kappa,1464
Translated headword: he gaped as if stopping dried figs
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [says this].[1] "Stopping" means chewing. Or from opening the mouth wide to take a fig.
Greek Original:
Κέχηνεν ὥσπερ ἐμποδίζων ἰσχάδας: Ἀριστοφάνης. ἐμποδίζων, ἀντὶ τοῦ μασώμενος. ἢ ἀπὸ τοῦ τὸν σῦκα λαμβάνοντα χάσκειν.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 755 (web address 1). Comment from the scholiasts there now follows. They were clearly puzzled by the word; cf. still LSJ s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 July 2001@06:20:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword) on 28 September 2003@00:46:11.
David Whitehead on 11 July 2004@08:09:37.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 April 2013@00:06:17.


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