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Headword: Ἀκερσεκόμης
Adler number: alpha,839
Translated headword: unshorn-haired
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning someone] not shearing[1] the hair.
Greek Original:
Ἀκερσεκόμης: τὴν κόμην μὴ κειρόμενος.
Notes:
Likewise in Hesychius alpha2335 (and, post-Suda, Etymologicum Magnum 46.25). From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 20.39, where the headword is applied to Apollo.
Not cutting the hair would imply eternal youth; see generally LSJ s.v. Boys before puberty in ancient Greece did not cut their hair short.
See also alpha 855.
[1] Either cutting short or cutting off.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; epic; mythology; religion
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 17 December 2001@02:48:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 28 February 2002@14:01:45.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 23 December 2002@11:24:31.
David Whitehead (expanded and rearranged notes) on 24 January 2012@03:45:22.
David Whitehead on 24 January 2012@05:47:12.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 May 2015@09:30:21.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 6 May 2015@23:34:41.

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