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Headword: *koi=la
Adler number: kappa,2535
Translated headword: bags
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the things underneath the eyes,[1] and like apples on the face.[2]
Greek Original:
*koi=la: ta\ u(poka/tw tw=n o)fqalmw=n, kai\ oi(=on e)pi\ tou= prosw/pou mh=la.
The headword is neuter plural of the adjective koi=los, used substantively; literally 'hollows'. See LSJ s.v., IV, for its application to other bodily cavities, e.g. the ventricles of the heart.
[1] = Photius, Lexicon kappa1187 Theodoridis (s.v. ku/la); cf. Hesychius kappa4492 (again s.v. ku/la); Synagoge kappa501; scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 472; scholia to Theocritus, Idylls 1.38. See also kappa 2545, kappa 2674.
[2] The term 'apples' (mh=la) is often applied to the bags under the eyes by medical writers, e.g. Galen 19.115.15.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; medicine; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 May 2008@06:35:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note) on 21 May 2008@08:11:53.
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