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Headword: Gaunakas ampechomenon
Adler number: gamma,74
Translated headword: cloaked in mantles
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
Gaunakas ampechomenon.
Notes:
Also in Photius, Lexicon gamma41. Adler suggests a comic fragment: see now Comica adespota fr. 495 K.-A.
The participle is used in this way in the Christian writer Germanus, Narratio de haeresibus et synodis ad Anthimum diaconum 10: e)rrhgme/nous xitw=nas a)mpexo/menon.
A gaunaka (also kaunaka, Latin gaunaca) is a thick mantle of Persian or Babylonian origin (cf. Assyrian "gaunakka"); see kappa 1137. Clement of Alexandria mentions them at Paedagogus 2.9.77.1.
Keywords: Christianity; clothing; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 June 2002@00:38:01.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 17 June 2002@06:58:06.
David Whitehead (augmented note; tweaks) on 10 February 2011@08:07:21.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 15 June 2011@10:32:44.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 23 August 2012@09:33:44.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2014@08:55:07.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@06:53:39.
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