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Headword: Ψῶζα
Adler number: psi,128
Translated headword: mange, scurvy
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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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