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Headword: *kouri/as
Adler number: kappa,2184
Translated headword: short-haired [man]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who has his hair cut short.[1] Also [sc. attested is the related verb] kouria/w, [contracted to] kouriw= ["I need a haircut"],[2] [meaning] (?)I cut the hair.[3]
Greek Original:
*kouri/as: o( e)/swqen kekomme/nos ta\s tri/xas. kai\ *kouria/w, kouriw=, to\ koureu/w.
[1] Greek idiom, here as elsewhere, has a plurality of hairs; and 'short' renders the adverb e)/swqen (here used in a sense not registered by LSJ s.v.).
[2] A desiderative formation: cf. epsilon 541.
[3] The glossing verb koureu/w is attested only in the middle/passive koureu/omai, meaning I get a haircut, I take the tonsure. See kappa 2180.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 July 2006@12:56:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 23 July 2006@06:16:37.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 13 March 2013@11:16:55.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 22 December 2016@01:21:07.


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