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Headword: *(etairi/striai
Adler number: epsilon,3273
Translated headword: courtesanizers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the so-called rubbers.[1]
Greek Original:
*(etairi/striai: ai( kalou/menai triba/des.
= Timaeus, Platonic Lexicon 987a 26; Moeris 196.24; Hesychius epsilon6489; Photius, Lexicon epsilon2070 (cf. delta1689) -- all stemming from the use of the feminine nominative plural headword in Plato, Symposium 191E (web address 1).
See also Lucian, Dialogues of the Courtesans 5.2, with scholion.
[1] Grammatically feminine, so women who rub, masturbate (themselves or each other). See Chantraine s.v. tri/bw, and cf. under omicron 169.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; philosophy; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 4 February 2008@07:02:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented and modified notes) on 4 February 2008@07:39:04.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 2 November 2012@10:40:12.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 23 November 2014@12:24:50.
Catharine Roth (supplied link) on 8 January 2018@01:42:40.


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