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Headword: *lei=knon
Adler number: lambda,360
Translated headword: winnowing-basket
Vetting Status: high
A Bacchic adornment.[1] "Or a winnowing-basket often borne atop his headbanded hair". In the Epigrams.[2]
Greek Original:
*lei=knon: ko/smos *bakxiko/s. h)de\ forhqe\n polla/ki mitrode/tou lei=knon u(/perqe ko/mhs. e)n *)epigra/mmasi.
For this headword see again lambda 361.
[1] In the sense that a l(e)iknon was "sacred to Dionysus, and carried on the head at his festivals" (LSJ s.v.). (In fact the epigram cited here is the totality of the evidence for this.)
[2] Greek Anthology 6.165.5-6 (Phalaecus). Find further extracts from this epigram, a dedication to Dionysus, at alpha 1721, alpha 4681, beta 140, beta 548, theta 379, theta 613, iota 72, kappa 2115, kappa 2279, rho 223, and sigma 1193. On the epigram's attribution, see alpha 1721 note.
Keywords: agriculture; clothing; definition; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 31 March 2009@07:03:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 31 March 2009@13:58:01.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 1 April 2009@03:37:00.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@03:36:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 27 April 2020@21:48:06.
Ronald Allen (tweaked n.1) on 8 June 2023@11:49:42.
Ronald Allen (augmented n.2, added cross-references) on 10 June 2023@11:27:31.


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