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Headword: *kw/mhn
Adler number: kappa,2259
Translated headword: village
Vetting Status: high
Most people [use the term to mean] confined area or, generally, neighborhood, but others say that the demes within the city are called villages. Also [that] the demesmen within the city and, generally, those who live in the same district and part of the city [are called] kwmh=tai ["villagers"]. Aristophanes [uses the term] this way.[1] Thucydides, also, speaks of demes as "villages" in [book] 1: "[Sparta] was inhabited by villages in the ancient manner."[2]
Greek Original:
*kw/mhn: oi( plei=stoi to\n stenwpo\n kai\ th\n oi(=on geitni/asin, oi( de\ tou\s e)n th=| po/lei dh/mous kw/mas fasi\ prosagoreu/esqai. kai\ kwmh/tas, tou\s dhmo/tas e)n th=| po/lei kai\ oi(=on e)n th=| au)th=| ta/cei kai\ moi/ra| th=s po/lews oi)kou=ntas. ou(/tws *)aristofa/nhs. ei)/rhke de\ kai\ *qoukudi/dhs kw/mas tou\s dh/mous e)n a#: kata\ kw/mas de\ tw=| palaiw=| tro/pw| oi)khqei=sa.
Same entry in Photius, Lexicon kappa1310 Theodoridis (q.v. for other references).
The headword, evidently quoted from somewhere, is the accusative case of the feminine noun kw/mh (kappa 2258). See also kappa 2260, kappa 2261, kappa 2262, kappa 2263.
[1] That is, Aristophanes uses kwmh/ths ("villager") in this way: Clouds 965 (web address 1); cf. Lysistrata 5; the headword itself is not attested in Aristophanes.
[2] An approximation of Thucydides 1.10.2 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; politics
Translated by: Patrick Manuello on 14 June 2009@07:22:22.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified tr., added notes, links and keywords, set status) on 14 June 2009@07:33:34.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 June 2009@07:53:23.
David Whitehead on 15 March 2013@06:10:14.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo, upgraded links) on 16 March 2013@01:07:11.
David Whitehead (coding) on 2 May 2016@06:45:44.


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