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Headword: *katwna/khs
Adler number: kappa,1115
Translated headword: of a katonake
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A katonake is] a tunic for slaves and not for free men.[1] "Depilated in the cunt katonake-fashion."[2] He is referring to the slave-women.
Greek Original:
*katwna/khs: douliko\s kai\ a)neleu/qeros xitw/n. katwna/kh| to\n xoi=ron a)potetilme/nas. ta\s dou/las fhsi/.
[1] On the katonake see already kappa 1114. This genitive singular of the noun is probably quoted (despite what follows: see next note) from Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1155.
[2] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 724 (web address 1), preceded by comment from the scholia there. See generally J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 131-2, #110 on xoi=ros as cunt and #111 on female genital depilation. But to be depilated "katonake-fashion" must mean either not depilated (so Ussher ad loc.) or else depilated roughly and crudely.
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, edited with introduction and commentary by R.G.Ussher (Oxford 1973 and reprints).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 July 2001@06:56:32.
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Catharine Roth (supplemented translation, added link) on 10 September 2003@21:37:57.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 September 2003@03:09:21.
David Whitehead on 11 February 2013@07:03:17.
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