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Headword: Blaisos
Adler number: beta,327
Translated headword: bandy-legged; curving
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] paralytic.[1] "Bandy-legged" [blaisos] and "crooked" [rhaibos] are different: one [means] the feet are twisted from the knees, the other means the shins themselves [are twisted].[2]
"Often the blooming curving Acharnian ivy crowned his hair in the orchestras and on the stages."[3]
Also [sc. attested is] blaisopo/dhs ["bandy-footed one"], [referring to] a frog.[4]
Greek Original:
Blaisos: paralutikos. diapherei blaisos kai rhaibos, ho men apo tôn gonatôn diestrammenos tous podas, ho de autas tas knêmas. pollakis en thumelêisi kai en skênêisi tethêlôs blaisos Acharneitês kissos erepse komên. kai Blaisopodês, batrachos.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica and grammars.
[2] Repeated at rho 72.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.21.3-4 (Simias); cf. alpha 4677, theta 556. On this epigram, an epitaph for Sophocles, see Gow and Page (vol. I, 178), (vol. II, 513-514), and another excerpt at kappa 1272.
[4] Attested only here.
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: botany; definition; geography; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 November 2001@08:43:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 November 2001@05:19:54.
David Whitehead (more notes; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 September 2010@08:09:04.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 29 May 2012@04:53:42.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 June 2012@00:55:03.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2015@05:42:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 20 February 2016@22:53:28.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-reference) on 19 April 2022@13:16:35.


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