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Headword: *kw=la
Adler number: kappa,2231
Translated headword: limbs, arms
Vetting Status: high
[The term for] both parts of a sling.[1] "Stretching the well-twisted arms of my leather sling, I, Alcimenes, kept the cloud of birds away."[2]
Greek Original:
*kw=la: ta\ th=s sfendo/nhs e(ka/tera me/rh. r(inou= xermasth=ros e)u/+strofa kw=la titai/nwn *)alkime/nhs, ptanw=n ei)=rgon a)/pwqe ne/fos.
[1] The headword, neuter plural, is glossed more generally in kappa 2232.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.172.3-4 (Antipater of Sidon); on one Alcimenes, bitten by a snake while trying to frighten birds away from his crops; already at alpha 3313 and again at rho 174; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 18-19); (vol. II, 51-52); and this epigram's further excerpts at beta 308, epsilon 1287, omicron 971, chi 207, and psi 75. Gow and Page note (vol. II, 51) that the masculine noun xermasth/r (sling), here in the genitive singular, is not attested elsewhere.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: agriculture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 15 February 2009@04:14:23.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 15 February 2009@05:20:50.
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Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 12 January 2020@22:28:42.
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