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Headword: *xa/smasin
Adler number: chi,147
Translated headword: gaping mouths
Vetting Status: high
"The Parthians used to fasten the heads of wild animals to their helmets and use the gaping mouths of the wild animals."[1]
Greek Original:
*xa/smasin: oi( de\ *pa/rqoi ta\s kefala\s tw=n qhri/wn a(rmo/santes toi=s kra/nesin e)xrw=nto toi=s tw=n qhri/wn xa/smasi.
The headword is dative plural, presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Roos in his edition of Arrian (p. 10) attributes this quotation to Eunapius.
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2008@04:09:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 16 March 2008@07:11:49.
David Whitehead on 10 November 2013@05:02:56.


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