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Headword: *ge/nusi
Adler number: gamma,158
Translated headword: with jaws
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with cheeks.[1]
In the Epigrams: "and [the lion] closed his bloody jaw, and as if possessed whirled his spinning mane about his neck."[2]
Greek Original:
*ge/nusi: siago/sin. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: xw) me\n e)ne/kleisen foni/an ge/nun, e)k de\ teno/ntwn e)/nqous r(ombhth\n e)strofa/lize fo/bhn.
cf. gamma 156, gamma 157.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 11.416, where the dative plural headword occurs (in a simile about hunting-dogs).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.218.7-8 (Alcaeus), the dedication of a eunuch priest of Cybele (Kybele, cf. kappa 2586) who escaped from a lion by beating his timbrels; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (9) and vol. II (24-26) and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 388, theta 526, pi 952, pi 2954, tau 316, and omega 89.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: definition; epic; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; meter and music; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 June 2002@15:59:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 June 2002@04:54:43.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword) on 10 November 2005@18:59:01.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 5 June 2012@08:56:06.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 September 2012@01:32:15.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@09:21:37.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 6 December 2018@16:15:47.


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