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Headword: Πυγιδίων
Adler number: pi,3111
Translated headword: buttocklets
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] fingernails. Aristophanes [writes]: "for if anyone said 'violet-crowned [Athenians]', you immediately sat up on the tips of your buttocklets". Meaning on the tips of your fingernails. For those who are listening to something with pleasure seem to sitting up on their buttocks.
Greek Original:
Πυγιδίων: ὀνύχων. Ἀριστοφάνης: εἰ γάρ τις εἴποι ἰοστεφάνους, εὐθὺς ἐπ' ἄκρων πυγιδίων κάθησθε. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐπ' ἄκρων τῶν ὀνύχων. οἱ γὰρ ἡδέως τι ἀκούοντες δοκοῦσιν ἐπάνω τῶν πυγῶν καθέζεσθαι.
Note:
An approximation of Aristophanes, Acharnians 637-8 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 February 2010@08:39:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword, set status) on 26 May 2010@01:40:38.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 26 May 2010@03:02:39.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@07:51:24.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@07:23:43.

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