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Headword: Χλαῖνα
Adler number: chi,335
Translated headword: pallium, chlaina
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a thick and winter-weight garment. [So called] from the [verb] 'I warm' (χλαίνω ).[1] But a chiton [is] a light-weight garment, an undershirt; [so called] from the the fact it flows on [ἐγχεῖσθαι ] the limbs.[2]
Greek Original:
Χλαῖνα: τὸ παχὺ καὶ χειμερινὸν ἱμάτιον. παρὰ τὸ χλιαίνω. Χιτὼν δὲ τὸ λεπτὸν ἱμάτιον, τὸ ὑποκάμισον: παρὰ τὸ ἐγχεῖσθαι τοῖς μέλεσιν.
[1] Similarly in other lexica and grammars, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, Hesychius, and ps.-Herodian 149.
[2] This information has already been given under chi 320.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 March 2008@16:22:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 March 2008@03:26:44.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@04:53:53.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 April 2015@00:05:10.


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