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Headword: *ka/nhs
Adler number: kappa,307
Translated headword: reed-mat
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a rush-mat. And it is declined [in the genitive] ka/nhtos.
Greek Original:
*ka/nhs: o( yi/aqos. kai\ kli/netai ka/nhtos.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 394; cf. alpha 4161.
The headword refers in general to a mat that 'Athenian women took with them when they went out' (LSJ). It is also used in the phrase o( ka/nhs th=s koi/ths u(pere/xei in reference to 'those who make a show abroad with poverty at home' (LSJ). See Crates fr. 12 Kock (14 Kassel-Austin) for the latter usage.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; imagery; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 11 March 2008@23:36:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (corrected ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 March 2008@05:26:49.
David Whitehead on 25 January 2013@09:47:50.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@06:59:44.


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