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Headword: Περνᾶται
Adler number: pi,1359
Translated headword: is on sale
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] is being sold.[1]
From which also [sc. comes the term] πορνη ["prostitute"], [meaning] she who is selling sexual intercourse; or [so called] from having her mind hardened [πεπωρωμένον ].[2]
Greek Original:
Περνᾶται: πιπράσκεται. ἔνθεν καὶ πόρνη, ἡ πωλοῦσα τὴν μίξιν: ἢ παρὰ τὸ πεπωρωμένον ἔχειν τὸν νοῦν.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 176, where the headword occurs. See also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 18.292.
[2] The first of these etymological speculations links the headword verb and the noun πόρνη ; the second gives an alternative derivation for πόρνη from the verb πωρόω "petrify, harden."
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 25 November 2002@20:34:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added note and keyword) on 25 November 2002@23:11:39.
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 26 November 2002@02:56:48.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 September 2011@07:49:34.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2013@06:37:53.


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