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Headword: Ψωμόλεθρος
Adler number: psi,135
Translated headword: bread-destroyer
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] one who is a big eater.
Greek Original:
Ψωμόλεθρος: ὁ πολυφάγος.
Notes:
A comic compound, for a "parasite" (pi 433).
cf. Herodian, Partitiones 203, commenting on the orthography requiring omicron, as in σιτόλεθρος and ψυχόλεθρος .
ps.-Zonaras also has the related abstract noun ψωμολεθρία .
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 September 2005@13:57:05.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (added note, keyword, set status) on 15 September 2005@00:09:49.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 15 September 2005@00:32:43.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 September 2005@04:14:45.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 23 April 2010@05:47:00.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@09:01:57.

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