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Headword: Βατράχειον
Adler number: beta,189
Translated headword: frog-green
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A type of color. From this also [comes] the frog-green coat. They used to color their faces with frog-green before masks were invented.[1] Also [sc. attested is] 'frog-green [coat]', a type of brightly-colored clothing, similar to the name of the [frog?] that has this color.[2]
Also [sc attested is the phrase] 'frog-green fate'.[3]
Greek Original:
Βατράχειον: εἶδος χρώματος. ἀπὸ τούτου καὶ βατραχὶς ἱμάτιον. ἐχρίοντο δὲ τῷ βατραχείῳ τὰ πρόσωπα πρὶν ἐπινοηθῆναι τὰ προσωπεῖα. καὶ Βατραχίς, εἶδος ἐσθῆτος ἀνθίνης, ὅμοιον τῷ ὀνόματι ἐχούσης τὸ χρῶμα. καὶ Βατράχειος μοῖρα.
Notes:
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 522, where the headword occurs; cf. mu 20.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 1406, where the word occurs.
[3] This (proverbial?) phrase is not otherwise attested.
Keywords: chronology; clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; imagery; proverbs; stagecraft; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 20 June 2002@16:02:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 24 June 2002@05:24:56.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added keyword) on 25 January 2006@20:58:24.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 26 January 2006@03:18:53.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 May 2012@08:09:52.

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