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Headword: *kune/as
Adler number: kappa,2697
Translated headword: caps
Vetting Status: high
[A term] for head-coverings/helmets. [So called] either because they were made from dog-skins, or from [the name of] a certain Kuon who first devised them.[1] In the [speech] Against Neaira Demosthenes mentions them thus: "those who wear the caps of silence."[2]
Greek Original:
*kune/as: ta\s perikefalai/as. h)/toi ta\s a)po\ kunei/wn derma/twn gignome/nas, h)\ a)po\ *kuno/s tinos, kataskeua/santos prw=ton. me/mnhtai *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| kata\ *neai/ras ou(/tws: oi( ta\s kuna=s ta\s siwpa\s e)/xontes.
Same entry in Photius, Lexicon kappa1203 Theodoridis. The headword is accusative plural, presumably extracted from the quotation given.
cf. kappa 2698.
[1] The nominative of this man's name is uncertain; he is mentioned in the genitive *kuno/s, like the genitive of ku/wn "dog."
[2] Garbled (first in Photius and again here) from [Demosthenes] 59.94; the phrase should be oi( ta\s kuna=s ta\s *boiwti/as e)/xontes "those who wear Boeotian caps". See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; rhetoric; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 November 2003@13:59:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 15 November 2003@08:48:43.
David Whitehead (more notes and keywords) on 27 March 2011@06:14:34.
David Whitehead on 20 March 2013@09:50:26.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 7 April 2013@00:36:17.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@11:48:48.
Catharine Roth (expanded note at Ron Allen's suggestion) on 13 August 2018@17:37:41.


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