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Headword: *)echnqisme/nai
Adler number: epsilon,1738
Translated headword: beflowered, colored
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning women who have been] adorned with flower-[colors], such as white lead, rouge, and the like. "We who sit beflowered, wearing saffron robes[1] and beautified, and [wearing] Kimberine straight tunics[2] and slippers[3] [...] and alkanet[4] and sheer dresses."
Greek Original:
*)echnqisme/nai: a)/nqesi kekosmhme/nai, oi(=on yimuqi/w|, fu/kei kai\ toi=s o(moi/ois. ai(\ kaqh/meq' e)chnqisme/nai, krokwta\ forou=sai kai\ kekallwpisme/nai, kai\ kimberi/k' o)rqosta/dia kai\ peribari/das: kh)/gxousa kai\ ta\ diafanh= xitw/nia.
Aristophanes, Lysistrata 43-45, 48 (web address 1), with scholion. The headword is perfect middle-passive participle of e)canqi/zw, feminine nominative plural. For this verb see also epsilon 1543, epsilon 1737.
[1] For krokwta/, cf. kappa 2460, kappa 2461.
[2] cf. kappa 1614, omicron 579.
[3] cf. pi 1080.
[4] cf. alpha 416.
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Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 July 2007@01:08:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 July 2007@03:18:46.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 September 2012@04:28:18.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 September 2012@21:38:59.


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