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Headword: *kni/smata
Adler number: kappa,1878
Translated headword: scratchings, scrapings
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] shreds.[1] "And [Lais] having given up the scratchings of lovers and the lamp of initiation."[2]
Greek Original:
*kni/smata: spara/gmata. kai\ ta\ poqeu/ntwn kni/smata, kai\ mu/sthn lu/xnon a)peipame/nh.
[1] Neuter noun, here in the plural, from kni/zw (for which see kappa 1874, kappa 1875); presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.219.5-6 (Pompeius the Younger): quoted already at zeta 64 and again at lambda 392 and chi 585.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 December 2008@21:55:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 17 December 2008@03:06:15.
David Whitehead on 5 March 2013@06:55:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 30 September 2019@15:32:15.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 5 May 2020@01:02:59.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 8 July 2023@23:21:29.


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