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Headword: Χιτών
Adler number: chi,320
Translated headword: chiton, tunic
Vetting Status: high
A man's garment.
"And a sleeved short tunic [χιτωνίσκος χειριδωτός ], such as befits a slave boy."[1]
A chiton, therefore, is a lightweight garment, an undershirt; [the word is derived] from the fact that it flows [ἐγχεῖσθαι ] on the limbs.[2]
"Wearing a chiton of fleecy wool underneath; and even if he deceived [them] saying these things, he would pop up around the fish." That is, he would appear around the fish-shops. That is, he would be found cutting.[3]
Interpretation of a dream: a ripped chiton ripped away a weight of worries."[4]
Greek Original:
Χιτών: ἱμάτιον ἀνδρικόν. καὶ χιτωνίσκος χειριδωτός, οἷος πρέπει δούλῳ παιδί. Χιτὼν οὖν ἐστι λεπτὸν ἱμάτιον, ὑποκάμισον: παρὰ τὸ ἐγχεῖσθαι τοῖς μέλεσι. χιτῶνά γ' ἔχων οὔλων ἐρίων ὑπένερθεν. κἂν ταῦτα λέγων ἐξαπατήσῃ, περὶ τοὺς ἰχθύας ἀνέκυψε. τουτέστιν ἀναφαίνεται περὶ τὰ ἰχθυοπώλια. τουτέστι γλύφων εὑρίσκεται. λύσις ὀνείρου: χιτὼν ῥαγεὶς ἔρρηξε φροντίδων βάρος.
[1] Procopius, Secret History 9.9.
[2] This gloss and etymology appear in the A and D scholia on Homer, Iliad 2.42 (where the headword occurs in the accusative, χιτῶνα : web address 1 below). See also chi 335.
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 1067-1068 (web address 2); what follows in the entry is from the scholia to line 1068.
[4] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
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Keywords: children; clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; epic; food; gender and sexuality; historiography; imagery; meter and music; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 March 2008@00:34:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 30 March 2008@08:00:34.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@08:49:58.


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