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Headword: Λέων, λέων σοι γέγονεν ἔκμαγμα σόν
Adler number: lambda,271
Translated headword: a lion a lion has been born to you (as) your (very) image
Vetting Status: high
In reference to women being debauched and giving birth. A 'cell' [is] the cover of the acorn, where the acorn is situated. "Both in each and every other respect and in having a penis like yours, bent just like a cell".
Greek Original:
Λέων, λέων σοι γέγονεν ἔκμαγμα σόν: ἐπὶ τῶν μοιχευομένων καὶ τικτουσῶν γυναικῶν. κύτταρος δὲ τὸ πῶμα τῆς βαλάνου, ὅπου ἐγκάθηται ἡ βάλανος. τά τ' ἄλλα ἁπαξάπαντα καὶ τὸ πόσθιον τῷ σῷ προσόμοιον, στρεβλὸν ὥσπερ κύτταρον.
A close approximation of Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 514-516 (web address 1) [αὔτ' is missing from 514], with scholion; cf. kappa 2787, pi 2114.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 March 2009@11:59:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 22 March 2009@17:23:15.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 23 March 2009@03:59:43.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2013@03:47:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 April 2013@00:27:27.


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