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Headword: Μύραινα
Adler number: mu,1432
Translated headword: sea-eel
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Descriptive of a] lecher. [So called] from the animal. "O traitress and deceiver and sea-eel, you."[1]
Greek Original:
Μύραινα: καταφερής. ἀπὸ τοῦ ζῴου. ὦ προδότι καὶ παράγωγε καὶ μύραινα σύ.
Notes:
Likewise in Photius (mu599 Theodoridis), and similarly already in Hesychius (mu1884).
[1] Comica adespota fr. 595 Kock (516 K.-A.); cf. pi 2370.
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; women; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 August 2004@21:09:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 16 August 2004@03:24:47.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; more keywords; tweaking) on 29 May 2013@06:30:33.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@11:27:18.

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