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Headword: Ψῶζα
Adler number: psi,128
Translated headword: mange, scurvy
Vetting Status: high
A particular disease. Eupolis in Marikas [says]: '[...] who in his anger sent plague and psoza on the troops'.[1] But others say it is also the type of disease, because [it entails] itching accompanied by a foul smell.
Greek Original:
Ψῶζα: νόσος τις. Εὔπολις Μαρικᾷ: ὃς θυμήνας τοῖς στρατιώταις λοιμὸν καὶ ψῶζαν ἔπεμψεν. οἱ δὲ φασὶ καὶ τὸ τῆς νόσου εἶδος, ὅτι κνησμὸς μετὰ δυσωδίας.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
LSJ s.v. say that this headword ψῶζα 'apptly. = ψώρα ' (psi 137).
[1] Eupolis fr. 191 Kock, now 206 K.-A.
Keywords: comedy; definition; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 October 2003@07:15:43.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (fixed typo, upped status) on 14 November 2003@15:03:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 4 August 2004@08:01:12.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@08:37:41.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@08:55:24.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2016@08:43:19.


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