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Headword: *diakoreu=sai
Adler number: delta,591
Translated headword: to deflower a girl
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to deflower a maiden; as if to cut through [her].
Greek Original:
*diakoreu=sai: diaparqeneu=sai: oi(onei\ diatemei=n.
The English metaphor of a flower is not found here in the Greek. All three verbs are compounded with the preposition dia ("through"). The author understands the headword to mean "to cut through a girl (kore)," i.e. "to cut through a maiden (parthenos)."
Likewise or similarly in other lexica. Ancient comment on this verb -- here in the aorist infinitive -- was generated by its occurrence in Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 480.
cf. delta 574, delta 594.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; women
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 27 June 2003@11:36:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 28 June 2003@05:57:25.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 28 June 2003@06:04:59.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 28 June 2012@07:30:02.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 22 October 2015@03:11:04.


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