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Headword: Μὰ γῆν, μὰ παγίδας, μὰ νεφέλας, μὰ δίκτυα
Adler number: mu,12
Translated headword: by earth (and) by snares (and) by clouds (and) by nets
Vetting Status: high
Thus they used to swear by random things, [for example] by springs, by rivers. Aristophanes in Birds [sc. illustrates this].
Greek Original:
Μὰ γῆν, μὰ παγίδας, μὰ νεφέλας, μὰ δίκτυα: οὕτω καὶ τὰ τυχόντα ὤμνυον, μὰ κρήνας, μὰ ποταμούς. Ἀριστοφάνης Ὄρνισι.
Aristophanes, Birds 194 (with scholion); the hoopoe is employing some avian swear-words. See text at web address 1.
cf. nu 98; and for μά , cf. mu 1 and mu 31.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; geography; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 November 2003@00:55:31.
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David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 November 2003@04:56:19.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 30 November 2003@12:17:17.
David Whitehead (another x-ref and keyword; tweaking) on 24 April 2013@08:49:30.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 April 2013@23:10:59.


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