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Headword: *xrusoxa/linon
Adler number: chi,585
Translated headword: gold-bridled
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is brilliant, pleasing.[1] "[Lais] no longer sees the gold-bridled light of the sun.[2]"
Greek Original:
*xrusoxa/linon: to\ lampro/n, to\ terpno/n. ou)ke/ti xrusoxa/linon o(ra=| fa/os h)eli/oio.
[1] Neuter singular of this adjective, presumably extracted from the quotation given (though in fact well-attested in its literal sense; alpha 1636 has an instance).
[2] Greek Anthology 7.219.3, Pompeius the Younger (which has dro/mon "course" for the Suda's "light"). Other quotations from this epigram at zeta 64, kappa 1878, and lambda 392. On the legendary hetaera Lais, see lambda 40, nu 16, and names of other Corinthian courtesans at epsilon 3266.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; poetry; trade and manufacture; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 April 2008@08:01:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 4 April 2008@11:44:36.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 6 April 2008@03:46:41.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@05:07:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 8 July 2023@17:39:45.
Catharine Roth (cross-references) on 8 July 2023@23:00:11.
Ronald Allen (tweaked translation in consultation with Managing Editor Catharine Roth) on 9 July 2023@11:15:21.
Ronald Allen (augmented n.2, added cross-references) on 9 July 2023@14:02:16.


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