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Headword: Πταρμός
Adler number: pi,3004
Translated headword: sneeze
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "and then how did I not start sneezing?"[1] Meaning 'was I not perceiving'; for a sneeze [is] a sensation of the head; since those who touch the nostril with a thin straw sneeze, or they smell it after they bring it near. Thus, he is saying, the blow affected me in the manner in which a straw affects a nostril.
Greek Original:
Πταρμός: Ἀριστοφάνης: κᾆτα πῶς οὐκ ἔπταρον; ἀντὶ τοῦ οὐκ ᾐσθόμην: ὁ πταρμὸς γὰρ κεφαλῆς αἴσθησις: ἐπεὶ οἱ θιγόντες τοῦ μυκτῆρος λεπτῷ κάρφει πτάρνυνται ἢ ὀσφραίνονται προσενεγκόντες. οὕτω, φησίν, ἥψατό μου πληγή, ὃν τρόπον ἅπτεται κάρφος μυκτῆρος.
[1] Aristophanes Frogs 647, with comments derived from the scholia; see already at epsilon 2869. (Aristophanes uses here a verb, πταίρω , related to the headword; the headword itself, a masculine noun in the nominative singular noun, occurs only in the commentary.)
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; medicine; science and technology; stagecraft
Translated by: William Hutton on 4 October 2013@02:35:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 October 2013@04:07:33.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2013@07:12:35.


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