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Headword: Μυωξία
Adler number: mu,1427
Translated headword: mouse-hole
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] an insulting speech. It also means the burrows[1] of mice.
Greek Original:
Μυωξία: ὑβριστικὸς λόγος. σημαίνει δὲ τοὺς τῶν μυῶν χηραμούς.
Notes:
The first and more interesting of these senses is also claimed in other lexica: references at Photius mu638 Theodoridis.
LSJ s.v. adduces the comparable instance of μυωνιά , 'a term of reproach for a lewd woman'.
[1] chi 289.
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; imagery; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 July 2009@07:03:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 27 July 2009@23:24:50.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes) on 28 July 2009@03:08:02.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@05:40:58.

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