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Headword: *klw/dones
Adler number: kappa,1829
Translated headword: Klodones
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] the bacchants of Dionysus among Macedonians; those who were later called Mimal[l]ones from imitation [mi/mhsis].
Greek Original:
*klw/dones: ai( *ba/kxai tou= *dionu/sou para\ *makedo/sin: ai( klhqei=sai u(/steron *mimalo/nes a)po\ th=s mimh/sews.
Broadly similar entry in other lexica, including Hesychius kappa3062 and Etymologicum Magnum 521.49-51. Accusative plural there, and in Polyaenus 4.1.1. But irrespective of the case, the Suda's spelling with omicron as the second vowel is in fact unparalleled elsewhere. For *Klw/dwnes see Plutarch, Alexander 2.7: 'all the women of these parts were addicted to the Orphic rites and the orgies of Dionysus from very ancient times, being called Klodones and Mimallones'.
cf. eta 336 and mu 1072.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 August 2006@14:21:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 August 2006@03:03:52.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaking) on 4 March 2013@03:54:46.
David Whitehead (coding) on 1 May 2016@09:31:17.


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