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Headword: Κραιπάλη
Adler number: kappa,2357
Translated headword: carousal, hangover
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the throbbing [that results] from much wine-drinking.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the participle] "carousing", meaning [someone] misbehaving from drunkenness, being inebriated.[2]
[Derived] from the drunk having their head (kara) throb (pallein).[3]
Or, from erring in timely matters (kairiôn sphallesthai).[4]
Greek Original:
Κραιπάλη: ὁ ἐκ πολλῆς οἰνώσεως παλμός. καὶ Κραιπαλῶν, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐκ μέθης ἀτακτοῦντα, μεθύοντα. ἀπὸ τοῦ κάρα πάλλειν τοὺς μεθύοντας. ἢ ἀπὸ τοῦ σφάλλεσθαι τῶν καιρίων.
See also kappa 2355, kappa 2356, kappa 2358.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa1048 Theodoridis. ps.-Zonaras fills it out with reference to the ensuing etymology: "the throbbing and turmoil in the head following from much wine-drinking".
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 298, where the accusative κραιπαλῶντα (reflected in the Suda's two glosses) occurs; cf. n.4 below.
[3] Popular etymology, also given in Choeroboscus, Epimerismi in Psalmos p. 163 Gaisford, the Etymologicum Gudianum, the Etymologicum Magnum, and Eustathius, Commentary on Iliad 1.200.
[4] A more strained folk etymology, also from the scholia to Aristophanes, Plutus 298; cf. n.2 above.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; medicine
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 8 March 2009@22:49:13.
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Catharine Roth (added keywords) on 8 March 2009@23:19:08.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 March 2009@04:14:01.
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