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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. See Gow and Page (vol. I, 19); (vol. II, 52-3); and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 1219, alpha 1683, delta 1519, theta 519, kappa 2628, lambda 789, omicron 51, pi 1457, and pi 1903. On Lais, the legendary Corinthian courtesan, see lambda 40, nu 16, and names of other Corinthian hetaeras--in practice akin to modern geishas--at epsilon 3266.
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; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; 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.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 17 November 2008@21:01:59.
Catharine Roth (inserted NN's modification of note 3) on 17 November 2008@21:21:45.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 November 2008@03:18:38.
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David Whitehead (coding) on 1 May 2016@04:51:27.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 22 December 2018@01:55:07.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 5 June 2020@01:13:22.


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