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Headword: Ϋϋ ϋϋ, ϋϋ ϋϋ, ϋϋ ϋϋ
Adler number: upsilon,1
Translated headword: uu uu -- uu uu -- uu uu
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An exclamatory adverb; [the one] which in common usage we utter when smelling some meat roasting.
Greek Original:
Ϋϋ ϋϋ, ϋϋ ϋϋ, ϋϋ ϋϋ: ἐπίρρημα θαυμαστικόν: ὅπερ ἐν τῇ συνηθείᾳ λέγομεν, ὀσφραινόμενοί τινος κνίσους.
Notes:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 895, where these exclamations occur (see web address 1).
See generally LSJ s.v., where another use -- to indicate alarm -- is noted (in Sophocles' satyr-play Trackers).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2003@10:33:45.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 22 December 2003@14:02:28.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 23 December 2003@04:00:00.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 January 2011@23:33:31.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@06:59:19.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2016@09:25:01.

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