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Headword: Λαχάνοις
Adler number: lambda,164
Translated headword: (among) vegetables
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning among] the vegetable-markets.[1]
Many, when exhibiting adherence to an oath, swear by vegetables, saying 'by the vegetables' and 'by the fair ones'.[2]
Greek Original:
Λαχάνοις: τοῖς λαχανοπωλίοις. ὅτι πολλοὶ εὐορκίαν ἐπιδεικνύμενοι πρὸς λάχανα ὀμνύουσι, μὰ τὰ λάχανα καὶ μὰ τὰ καλὰ λέγοντες.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 556, where the dative-plural headword occurs (Lysistrata complains of armed and disruptive soldiers swaggering through the marketplace 'among the pots and among the vegetables'): see web address 1. For such metonymy cf. e.g. gamma 448, delta 903.
[2] cf. mu 277, rho 13.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; gender and sexuality; imagery; military affairs; women
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 5 January 2005@19:51:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified aspects of translation; modified and augmented note(s); cosmetics) on 6 January 2005@03:53:06.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 6 January 2005@15:02:55.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 3 April 2013@08:57:24.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 3 February 2014@05:47:53.


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