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Headword: *klwqw/
Adler number: kappa,1832
Translated headword: Klotho, Clotho
Vetting Status: high
One of the Fates. For there are three: Klotho, Lachesis, Atropos.[1]
"For eager though she was, Klotho could not find another slayer for this man [sc. Ajax] among mortals."[2]
But [the verb] klw/qw [means] I spin.[3]
Greek Original:
*klwqw/: h( mi/a tw=n *moirw=n, trei=s ga/r ei)si, *klwqw/, *la/xesis, *)/atropos. ou)de\ ga\r e)n qnhtoi=sin h)du/nato kai\ memaui=a eu(re/menai *klwqw\ tw=|d' e(/teron fone/a. *klw/qw de\ to\ nh/qw.
'The Moirai appear on the Francois vase (6th cent. BC) and on the still earlier Cypselus chest. However, their genealogy as daughters of Zeus and Themis and personification in the trinity of Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos were the fruit of Hesiodic theology' (B.C. Dietrich in OCD(4) s.v. 'fate').
[1] Differently glossed in ps.-Herodian and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.148.3-4 (anonymous); quoted again at mu 554.
[3] cf. kappa 1831.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; poetry; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 September 2007@01:02:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 9 September 2007@08:02:32.
David Whitehead on 4 March 2013@04:04:16.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 4 August 2014@07:15:11.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 August 2014@00:28:49.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 15 September 2019@23:03:49.


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