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Headword: *ku/pris
Adler number: kappa,2738
Translated headword: Kypris, Kupris, Cypris
Vetting Status: high
An epithet of Aphrodite; since she furnishes pregnancy [kuoporis]. The same [goddess] is also known as Kytherian.[1]
['Kytherian' comes] from her hiding [keu/qein] love-affairs [e)/rwtas].[2]
Cypriot cattle are dumb[er] than others: for it is said they eat shit.[3] Also look at the proverb in the [entry] 'an ox on a grain-heap'.[4]
Greek Original:
*ku/pris: e)pi/qeton *)afrodi/ths: kuo/pori/s tis ou)=sa. h( au)th\ le/getai kai\ *kuqe/reia. para\ to\ keu/qein tou\s e)/rwtas. o(/ti oi( *ku/prioi bo/es a)nai/sqhtoi tw=n a)/llwn: fasi\ ga\r au)tou\s koprofagei=n. kai\ zh/tei th\n paroimi/an e)n tw=| bou=s e)pi\ swrw=|.
[1] cf. kappa 2628, and the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.422 (giving rise to Etymologicum Magnum 546.17).
[2] cf. Etym.Magn. 543.40.
[3] cf. beta 462.
[4] beta 461.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; gender and sexuality; geography; mythology; proverbs; religion; women; zoology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 22 May 2002@15:23:33.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 May 2002@23:39:35.
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