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Headword: *)icu/n
Adler number: iota,397
Translated headword: waist
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the loin.[1]
"[...] on the seashore, chilled in hoofs and loins."[2] That is, the lower back. And elsewhere: "you used to strike, sweet-sounding cicada, a strain more delightful than the tortoise, through your slender waist, in solitary places."[3]
Greek Original:
*)icu/n: th\n o)sfu/n. e)p' h)i+o/ni yuxo/menon xhla/s te kai\ i)cu/as. toute/sti th\n r(a/xin. kai\ au)=qis: e)/krekes eu)ta/rsois di' i)cu/os, a)xe/ta, molpa/n, te/ttic, oi)ono/mois terpno/teron xe/luos.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 5.231, where i)cui= occurs. The present headword, accusative case, must be quoted from somewhere else (perhaps Theocritus, Idylls 25.246).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.255.4-5 (Erycius).
[3] Greek Anthology 7.213.3-4 (Archias).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 May 2006@01:07:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 May 2006@04:44:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 10 May 2006@00:29:27.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 11 January 2013@09:47:35.
Catharine Roth (typo, coding) on 11 January 2013@22:54:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 21 January 2019@00:59:48.


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