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Headword: Korubantiai
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 celebrating the Korybant rites together"], [meaning] they being 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:
Korubantiai: mainetai, ê orcheitai, ê daimonai. kai Sunkorubantiasantes, summanentes. ho de stratos sunkorubantiasantes kai epalalaxantes hapantes kai tois hoplois epidoupêsantes esêlanto es ton potamon. kai Korubantiôn, enthousiôn, mainomenos.
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.
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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.


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