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Headword: *(alourgi/s
Adler number: alpha,1359
Translated headword: sea-robe
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] purple mantle. Since the rose [is] purple, Aristophanes introduced the halourgis for a wreath of roses.
But a(lourgh/s ["sea-wrought"] [sc. is an adjective describing] clothing, [genitive] a(lourgou=s, [dative] a(lourgei=.
"Sea-wrought clothing."[1]
Greek Original:
*(alourgi/s: porfura= xlani/s. e)peidh\ de\ to\ r(o/don porfurou=n, tw=| stefa/nw| tw=n r(o/dwn th\n a(lourgi/da e)ph/gagen *)aristofa/nhs. *(alourgh\s de\ e)sqh/s, th=s a(lourgou=s, th=| a(lourgei=. e)sqh=ta a(lourgh=.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 967, where the headword occurs.
cf. epsilon 3137, and for cognates alpha 1357, alpha 1358, alpha 1360.
[1] Accusative case, presumably quoted from somewhere; cf. alpha 3909.
Keywords: botany; clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 May 2000@17:47:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 29 June 2002@08:52:29.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 9 February 2012@07:31:31.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@04:49:05.


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