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Headword: *khw/dhs
Adler number: kappa,1525
Translated headword: fragrant
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] perfumed with incense.[1]
Also [sc. attested in the dative] khw/enti ["in a fragrant"], [meaning] in a sweet-smelling, in one perfumed with incense.[2]
"The moistened bones always with fragrant myrrh, and the oiled hair breathes a sweet-smelling breath."[3]
Also [sc. attested is the nominative] khw/eis.
Greek Original:
*khw/dhs: o( tequmiame/nos. kai\ *khw/enti, eu)w/dei, tequmiame/nw|. ai)ei\ khw/enti mu/rw| to\ dia/broxon o)steu=n, kai\ liparai\ quo/en a)=sqma pne/ousi ko/mai. kai\ *khw/eis.
[1] Same glossing in the Etymologicum Magnum, adding that this adjective comes from kai/w "I burn" (i.e. incense). It occurs in the dative in Homer, Iliad 6.483.
[2] Dative of the related adjective khw/eis. It occurs in Homer, Iliad 3.382; cf. the scholia there.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.218.9-10 (Antipater of Sidon), epitaph of Lais: "she, whose moistened bones still [smell] with fragrant myrrh ...". Quoted already at theta 588.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 17 November 2008@19:25:53.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 17 November 2008@20:59:33.
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Catharine Roth (inserted NN's modification of note 3) on 17 November 2008@21:21:45.
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