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Headword: Ὕπουλα γόνατα
Adler number: upsilon,622
Translated headword: festering knees
Vetting Status: high
['Festering knees'] and 'festering foot' and 'festering hand' and [sc. 'festering] body', [Meaning] the one that is inflamed because of certain wounds and is almost lost. Cratinus [sc. uses the last of these phrases].[1]
Greek Original:
Ὕπουλα γόνατα καὶ ὕπουλον πόδα, καὶ ὕπουλον χεῖρα, καὶ σῶμα, τὸ φλεγμαῖνον διά τινας πληγὰς καὶ ἐγγὺς τοῦ ἀφίστασθαι ὄν. Κρατῖνος.
From Photius upsilon272 Theodoridis, itself stemming from Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica 117.14; and cf. upsilon 623, upsilon 624, upsilon 625.
[1] Cratinus fr. 351 Kock (498 K.-A.).
Keywords: comedy; definition; medicine
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 28 October 2008@18:00:07.
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David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 October 2008@04:11:00.
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