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Headword: Ὑπότριμμα
Adler number: upsilon,616
Translated headword: piquant-paste, sour-paste
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Something made] out of dates and honey and some other spices.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "[he] looking piquant-paste" -- meaning sour -- "fond of garlic-pickle." That is, taking delight in sournesses.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑπότριμμα: ἔκ τε φοινίκων καὶ μέλιτος καὶ ἄλλων τινῶν ἀρτυμάτων. Ἀριστοφάνης: βλέπων ὑπότριμμα, [ἀντὶ τοῦ δριμύ] στέργων σκοροδάλμῃ. τουτέστιν ἡδόμενος δριμέσιν.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius upsilon265 Theodoridis.
[2] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 292-293 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; food; imagery
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 23 October 2008@11:23:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; another keyword; cosmetics) on 24 October 2008@03:45:05.
David Whitehead on 11 August 2011@03:14:19.
David Whitehead on 29 November 2013@05:14:18.


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