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Headword: *kullo/s
Adler number: kappa,2670
Translated headword: gimpy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is disabled.
The Attic authors call people 'gimpy' in the case of [impairments of] feet and the the hands; likewise they call 'lame' those who are disabled in the hand. Eupolis [writes]: "because you are very lame in your hand."[1] There is also the expression 'Gimp's Satchel', a place in Attica called that.[2] It is also a fountain from which barren women drink in order to conceive.
Greek Original:
*kullo/s: o( pephrwme/nos. *kullou\s de\ *)attikoi\ kalou=sin e)pi\ podw=n kai\ e)pi\ tw=n xeirw=n: o(moi/ws kai\ xwlou\s tou\s xei=ra pephrwme/nous. *eu)/polis: o(/ti xwlo\s ei)= su\ th\n xei=ra sfo/dra. le/getai kai\ *ku/llou ph/ra, to/pos ou(/tw kalou/menos e)n th=| *)attikh=|. e)/sti de\ kai\ krh/nh, a)f' h(=s ta\s steri/fas pi/nein gunai=kas, i(/na sullamba/nwsi.
See also kappa 2671 (and chi 425); Lexicon Vindobonense 33. The headword occurs in Aristophanes, Birds 1379 (web address 1) and the commentary probably stems from that reference.
[1] Eupolis fr. 247 Kock, now part of 264 K.-A.
[2] cf. kappa 2672, and Photius, Lexicon kappa1193 Theodoridis, who says the place also goes by the name of "Satchel" *ph/ra or "Kollopera" (kolloph/ra), and is located near Mt. Hymettos. See also Appendix Proverbiorum 3.52 and other paroemiographic collections.
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Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; medicine; proverbs; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 29 March 2008@19:37:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords, set status) on 29 March 2008@20:37:18.
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David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 23 December 2014@09:06:38.
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