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Headword: Daidaleon
Adler number: delta,106
Translated headword: artfully-wrought
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] crafted with preparation.[1]
"[It seems with joy that Aphrodite] receives this hairnet from Samytha. For it is artfully-wrought and smells somewhat sweetly of nectar."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the variant] daidalo/eis ["artfully-wrought"], [also meaning] crafted.
Greek Original:
Daidaleon: têi kataskeuêi poikilon. kekruphalon tonde labein Samuthas. daidaleos te gar esti kai hadu ti nektaros ozei. kai Daidaloeis, ho poikilos.
cf. delta 107, delta 108, delta 109, delta 110.
cf. under rho 242.
[1] Masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective. Same or similar glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon; seemingly quoted from Homer, Odyssey 1.131; cf. the scholia there.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.275.2-3 (Nossis). Again at sigma 84. On this epigram, the dedication of a hairnet to Aphrodite, see Gow and Page (vol. I, 152) and (vol. II, 438).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 July 2002@23:25:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@06:27:38.
David Whitehead (another keyword; betacoding) on 29 November 2005@08:32:50.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 November 2005@11:37:10.
David Whitehead (more notes and keywords; cosmeticc) on 15 June 2012@12:54:05.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 26 January 2014@09:38:15.
Catharine Roth (more coding) on 2 October 2014@00:46:11.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography) on 20 January 2022@12:52:30.


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