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Headword: *korubantia=|
Adler number: kappa,2116
Translated headword: celebrates the Korybant rites, is in a frenzy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] is mad, or dances, or is possessed.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] sugkorubantia/santes ["they having celebrated the Korybant rites together"], [meaning] they having gone mad together. "The army, all of them frenzied and shouting war cries and banging their weapons, jumped into the river."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] korubantiw=n ["celebrating the Korybant rites"], [meaning] [someone] being in ecstasy, being mad.[3]
Greek Original:
*korubantia=|: mai/netai, h)\ o)rxei=tai, h)\ daimona=|. kai\ *sugkorubantia/santes, summane/ntes. o( de\ strato\s sugkorubantia/santes kai\ e)palala/cantes a(/pantes kai\ toi=s o(/plois e)pidouph/santes e)sh/lanto e)s to\n potamo/n. kai\ *korubantiw=n, e)nqousiw=n, maino/menos.
On the Korybantes see already kappa 2114, kappa 2115. The Phrygian ecstatic dances were used to refer to frenzy in general.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa985 Theodoridis. The headword must be quoted from somewhere. Extant possibilities include: Philo Judaeus, On Dreams 2.1; Themistius, *basanisth\s h)\ filo/sofos 253a; Libanius, Letters 299.2; Palladius, Dialogue on the Life of Chrysostom p. 138 Coleman-Norton.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (This verb, first in Plato, also occurs in sigma 1297.)
[3] Masculine nominative singular of this present participle; cf. the plural forms korubantiw=ntes in Plato, Crito 54D, Ion 533E, 536C, and korubantiw/ntwn in Symposium 215E.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 3 February 2009@01:08:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 February 2009@04:02:03.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; tweaking) on 13 March 2013@06:51:08.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 May 2013@12:00:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 5 January 2020@23:03:14.


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