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Headword: *kw=mo/s
Adler number: kappa,2266
Translated headword: revelry
Vetting Status: high
A [kw=mos] is an inebriating pipe[-tune], when wine has been open a long time, promoting luxury and making the symposium an unseemly spectacle, beguiling the diners with cymbals and [other] instruments.[1]
And elsewhere: "[...] who spent his leisure in love-affairs and revelries."[2]
"To the revelry comes a drunken man not rustic in voice." Philostratus [sc. writes this].[3]
Greek Original:
*kw=mo/s e)sti mequstiko\s au)lo/s, e)gxroni/zontos oi)/nou e)reqi/zwn th\n h(dupa/qeian kai\ qe/atron a)/sxhmon poiw=n to\ sumpo/sion, kumba/lois tisi\ kai\ o)rga/nois kataqe/lgwn tou\s daitumo/nas. kai\ au)=qis: o(\s ei)s e)/rwtas e)sxo/laze kai\ kw/mous. e)pi\ kw=mon e)/rxetai mequ/wn a)/nqrwpos ou)k a)groi/kws th=s fwnh=s e)/xwn. *filo/stratos.
[1] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 550.50. For kw=mos, see also kappa 2265, kappa 2272.
[2] Babrius 22.4 Crusius.
[3] Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana 4.39.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; meter and music
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 February 2009@01:08:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 February 2009@03:08:19.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 15 March 2013@06:35:44.


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