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Headword: *blaiso/s
Adler number: beta,327
Translated headword: bandy-legged; curving
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] paralytic.[1] "Bandy-legged" [blaisos] and "crooked" [rhaibos] are different: one [means] the feet are twisted from the knees, the other means the shins themselves [are twisted].[2]
"Often the blooming curving Acharnian ivy crowned his hair in the orchestras and on the stages."[3]
Also [sc. attested is] blaisopo/dhs ["bandy-footed one"], [referring to] a frog.[4]
Greek Original:
*blaiso/s: paralutiko/s. diafe/rei blaiso\s kai\ r(aibo/s, o( me\n a)po\ tw=n gona/twn diestramme/nos tou\s po/das, o( de\ au)ta\s ta\s knh/mas. polla/kis e)n qume/lh|si kai\ e)n skhnh=|si teqhlw\s blaiso\s *)axarnei/ths kisso\s e)/reye ko/mhn. kai\ *blaisopo/dhs, ba/traxos.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica and grammars.
[2] Repeated at rho 72.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.21.3-4 (Simias); cf. alpha 4677, theta 556. On this epigram, an epitaph for Sophocles, see Gow and Page (vol. I, 178), (vol. II, 513-514), and another excerpt at kappa 1272.
[4] Attested only here.
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: botany; definition; geography; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 November 2001@08:43:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 November 2001@05:19:54.
David Whitehead (more notes; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 September 2010@08:09:04.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 29 May 2012@04:53:42.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 June 2012@00:55:03.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2015@05:42:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 20 February 2016@22:53:28.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-reference) on 19 April 2022@13:16:35.


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