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Headword: Ῥοιβδεῖν
Adler number: rho,274
Translated headword: to gulp
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to swallow down again.[1]
Also found, in Aristophanes in Clouds, is [the related noun] ῥοῖβδος ["rushing noise"].[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥοιβδεῖν: ἀναρροφεῖν. λέγεται καὶ ῥοῖβδος παρὰ Ἀριστοφάνει ἐν Νεφέλαις.
Notes:
[1] Similar entry in other lexica (references at Photius rho146 Theodoridis), and see also a Platonic scholion (on Letter 7.345E) that gives an etymological explanation of the name Charybdis (chi 144).
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 407 (web address 1), where this occurs in the genitive.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; imagery; mythology; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 September 2010@21:59:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; tweaks) on 13 September 2010@03:19:07.
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David Whitehead on 25 August 2011@05:31:31.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@04:40:37.
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