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Headword: *koni/salos
Adler number: kappa,2040
Translated headword: dust-cloud
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning sc. raised-up] dust.[1]
Or [sc. signifying] Konisalos, a Priapic demon; [so-called] from the fact that he does not shrink even from copulating in dust.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the adjective] konisa/leos ["dusty"].[3]
Greek Original:
*koni/salos: koniorto/s. h)\ *koni/salos, dai/mwn *priapw/dhs: e)k tou= mh\ o)knei=n kai\ e)pi\ ko/news mi/gnusqai. kai\ *konisa/leos.
[1] Literally "dust-stirring". The term is Homeric, e.g. Homer, Iliad 3.13; see the scholia there.
[2] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 982 (a term applied to the Spartan herald who has just arrived: "what are you, man or konisalos?"). The etymological derivation is cited from the scholia there.
[3] Antimachus fr. 39 Wyss. The term is cited by Herodian several times (e.g. De prosodia catholica p. 114 Lentz) and Hesychius. Note that its accent is mistakenly normalised as konisale/os in LSJ; the word's exceptional accentuation is noted in rho 242.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; religion
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 23 January 2009@18:52:21.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 January 2009@04:19:03.
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