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Headword: *kasalba/des
Adler number: kappa,446
Translated headword: whores
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] courtesans, that is women permanently positioned at a brothel and a building,[1] offering themselves to all-comers for a fee.
Greek Original:
*kasalba/des: e(tai=rai, toute/stin a)ei\ e)pi\ te/gous kai\ oi)kh/matos e(stw=sai gunai=kes, e)pi\ misqw=| pare/xousai toi=s boulome/nois e(auta/s.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 355, for which see at kappa 448; and cf. also kappa 447 for the singular of the present headword.
On this noun see generally J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 212-3 #469.
[1] Both of these terms, in fact, imply places of prostitution. For te/gos see LSJ s.v., III. For 'building' see omicroniota 60.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 March 2008@11:20:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (typo, status) on 10 March 2008@12:25:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 11 March 2008@04:01:45.
David Whitehead on 28 January 2013@09:27:20.


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