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Headword: Καθεῖσαι τὰς κόμας ἐθεοκλύτουν
Adler number: kappa,68
Translated headword: having let down their hair they began to call on the gods
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
['Having let down'] meaning having thrown down, having spread out. "Having let down that ancient hair of theirs [the old women] began to call on Sun and Justice."[1]
Greek Original:
Καθεῖσαι τὰς κόμας ἐθεοκλύτουν: ἀντὶ τοῦ καταβαλοῦσαι, ἐξαπλώσασαι. καθεῖσαι τὰς κόμας τὰς παλαιὰς ἐκείνας ἐκάλουν ἥλιόν τε καὶ δίκην.
Notes:
The headword phrase summarises and anticipates the one quoted at the end of the entry: see n. 1 below.
It begins with the aorist active participle, feminine nominative plural, of the verb καθίημι (for which see also kappa 50, kappa 52, kappa 61, kappa 63, kappa 65, kappa 67).
[1] Aelian fr. 230 Domingo-Forasté (231 Hercher); cf. iota 627, and generally Cassius Dio 42.11.2.
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; women
Translated by: Konstantinos Kopanias on 18 November 2005@06:58:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (restored pre-retranslation vetting status) on 18 November 2005@07:06:27.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes, for clarity) on 21 January 2013@07:14:24.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 23 June 2013@01:51:37.

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