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Headword: Ὑπολίσποις
Adler number: upsilon,539
Translated headword: [on] worn-smooth [ones]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning on] chafed [ones]. "[On] worn-smooth bottoms." Such [are] the bottoms of sailors, because of the constant sitting and rowing.[1]
Greek Original:
Ὑπολίσποις: ἐστενωμένοις. ὑπολίσποις πυγιδίοισι. τοιαῦται δὲ αἱ πυγαὶ τῶν ναυτῶν, διὰ τὴν συνεχῆ ἕδραν καὶ εἰρεσίαν.
The headword participle, extracted from the quotatiom, is dative plural.
cf. Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica s.v. ὑπόλισπος πυγήν .
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 1368 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 22 June 2008@14:10:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 June 2008@03:22:25.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2011@10:34:43.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2013@06:25:04.


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