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Headword: Ellôbia
Adler number: epsilon,885
Translated headword: lobe-ornaments
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] earrings,[1] [so named] from the fact that they go on the lobes of the ears.[2]
"Trajan said to the son of Abgar, 'I find fault with you, because you did not come to me previously to join in my campaigns and take part in my suffering, and for this reason I would gladly rip off one of those lobe-ornaments of yours'; and at the same time he grabbed hold of one of his ears. Both his ears were pierced and gold earrings hung from both."[3]
Greek Original:
Ellôbia: ta enôtia, dia to en tois lôbois tôn ôtôn einai. ho de Traianos legei tôi Augarou paidi: memphomai se, hoti mê prosthen hêkes par' eme sustrateusôn kai tôn ponôn summetaschôn, kai epi tôide an hêdeôs tôn ellôbiôn toutôn to heteron sou apospasaimi: ephapsamenos hama tou ôtos tou heterou. tôi de ên amphô ta ôta tetrêmena kai ex amphoin chrusa enôtia exêrtêmena.
For the headword (and its manifestations within the body of the entry), Adler prints the reading of mss IT, with omega as the second syllable (e)llwb-). Other manuscripts, and other attestations of the word in other writers, are consistent in making that vowel an omicron (e)llob-); cf. even lambda 634. Perhaps the lexicographer, or the scribes of IT, were influenced by words related to lw/bh ('abuse'), of which the very next entry serves as an example (epsilon 886).
[1] Up to this point, similar glosses are found in Hesychius epsilon2161, Etymologicum Gudianum 459.16, Lexica Segueriana 216.21 Bachmann. For earrings see epsilon 1419.
[2] Similar etymological explanations are found in Aelius Dionysius epsilon33, Etymologicum Magnum 332.39. Less similar are the scholia (46.7-10, 22.29 and 52.7) to various passages of Lucian where the headword occurs.
[3] Ascribed to Arrian (Parthika fr. 46 Roos). For Abgar cf. alpha 4409.
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Translated by: William Hutton on 12 February 2007@07:16:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 February 2007@09:13:07.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 August 2012@09:07:56.


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