Porcus Does Not Just Mean Piglet Either

The TLL Pigs Up the Gauntlet in Our Pugna Porcorum

Adam Gitner
Feb 25, 2019 · 14 min read
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The ancient shorthand symbol for porcus (Not. Tir. 103.66) — an ancient emoji?
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From the TLL archive
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Lanius carnem parat… suinam? porcinam? aprinam? suillam?
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A notecard from the TLL Archive: “it is of pigs to grunt”. Annotated by M. H. Hoffmann

(Dis-)gruntled with the TLL?

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2746.31
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2746.41
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2745.41: interpretamentum
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LIddell-Scott-Jones, Greek Lexicon

Putting one’s piglets in a row

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One of the earliest attestations of porcus (Plaut. Merc. 988). A slip from the TLL Archive
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2746.26: appendix on synonyms and juxtapositions
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caput porci

TLL entry porcus: vol. X.1 2744.72–2748.6

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