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Headword: *kistofo/ros
Adler number: kappa,1681
Translated headword: basket-bearer, ivy-bearer
Vetting Status: high
It seems that the baskets were sacred to Dionysos and the Two Goddesses.
Greek Original:
*kistofo/ros: e)/oike de\ ta\s ki/stas i(era\s ei)=nai *dionu/sou kai\ tai=n *qeai=n.
This entry derives from Harpokration s.v. kittofo/ros (sic), "ivy-bearer", where it is pointed out that an alternative spelling is kistofo/ros, "basket-bearer" (which the Suda has); cf. kappa 1687.
Probably from ancient comment on Demosthenes 18.260 (for which see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 December 2000@06:45:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 October 2003@22:23:58.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 7 October 2003@22:27:01.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 October 2003@03:27:59.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 11 July 2011@07:55:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added a link) on 25 August 2019@01:25:46.


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