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Headword: *kurwni/dai
Adler number: kappa,2779
Translated headword: Kyronidai, Kyronids; Koironidai, Koironids
Vetting Status: high
It is a clan named after Kyron, whom they say is a bastard brother of Krokon; which is why the Krokonidai are held in higher esteem than the Kyronidai. They name them in three ways: Kyronidai, Philieis and Perithydai [= Perithoidai].
Greek Original:
*kurwni/dai: ge/nos e)sti\n w)nomasme/non a)po\ *ku/rwnos, o(\n no/qon a)delfo\n ei)=nai/ fasi tou= *kro/kwnos: paro\ kai\ e)ntimote/rous ei)=nai tou\s *krokwni/das tw=n *kurwni/dwn. trixh= de\ au)tou\s o)noma/zousi, *kurwni/das, *filiei=s kai\ *periqu/das.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. Koironidai (apparently the authentic version of the name, from Koiron), commenting on Lycurgus fr. 51 Conomis and citing Istros FGrH 323 F15 for the information given. See also Photius, Lexicon kappa1261 Theodoridis.
Robert Parker, Athenian Religion (Oxford 1996) 302-304
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; mythology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 December 2000@06:17:59.
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Catharine Roth (augmented note, cosmetics, status) on 29 October 2003@00:57:06.
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