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Headword: Bussinon
Adler number: beta,596
Translated headword: flaxen
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] dyed with flax/linen.[1] "Accept a flaxen garment, which [Theuphilis] wove for you with her glorious daughter [Nossis]."[2]
Greek Original:
Bussinon: bussôi bebammenon. dexai bussinon heima, to toi meta paidos agauas huphane.
The headword adjective is presumably extracted from the quotation given; if so, it is neuter accusative singular (rather than masculine).
[1] A clumsy gloss: one cannot dye a garment 'with' bussos; rather, it is made from that textile and then dyed.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.265.3-4 (Nossis); cf. epsiloniota 141. The deity addressed is Hera. On this epigram see Gow and Page (vol. I, 152), (vol. II, 437), and another excerpt at theta 594.
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; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 16 April 2002@01:13:52.
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David Whitehead (added note) on 16 April 2002@02:56:34.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 20 December 2002@06:24:09.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 4 June 2012@07:20:27.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 August 2012@21:58:41.
David Whitehead on 24 September 2015@04:01:03.
Ronald Allen (added bibliography and cross-reference n.2) on 17 January 2022@21:27:39.
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