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Headword: *daida/leon
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:
*daida/leon: th=| kataskeuh=| poiki/lon. kekru/falon to/nde labei=n *samu/qas. daida/leo/s te ga/r e)sti kai\ a(du/ ti ne/ktaros o)/zei. kai\ *daidalo/eis, o( poiki/los.
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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