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Headword: Kuphalea
Adler number: kappa,2794
Translated headword: stooped
Vetting Status: high
"Since readily would the curvaceous waist have gone even to Hades stooped."[1]
[kufale/os means one who is] hunched.[2]
Greek Original:
Kuphalea: epei tach' an hê polukampês ixus keis aïdan ôicheto kuphalea. kekurtômenos.
The headword is the feminine nominative singular of an adjective kufale/os (kappa 2795). It is presumably drawn from the quotation given; in any event neither it nor any other form of this adjective is attested outside that epigram and the Suda.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.297.7-8 (Phanias), the farmer Alcimus's dedication of agricultural implements to Athena; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (162-163) and vol. II (470-471); cf. further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 351, alpha 3945, and phi 116.
[2] Again kappa 2795. In the present entry one might have expected the feminine kekurtwme/nh, and Adler notes an emendation to that effect in the 1549 Basel edition (later rejected by Bernhardy).
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: agriculture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 8 March 2008@23:02:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 March 2008@01:07:53.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 9 March 2008@06:04:30.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 25 March 2013@10:11:35.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 24 December 2018@21:57:30.


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