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Headword: Λεῖκνον
Adler number: lambda,360
Translated headword: winnowing-basket
Vetting Status: high
A Bacchic adornment.[1] "Or a winnowing-basket often borne atop his headbanded hair". In the Epigrams.[2]
Greek Original:
Λεῖκνον: κόσμος Βακχικός. ἠδὲ φορηθὲν πολλάκι μιτροδέτου λεῖκνον ὕπερθε κόμης. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι.
For this headword see again lambda 361.
[1] In the sense that a l(e)iknon was "sacred to Dionysus, and carried on his head at festivals" (LSJ s.v.). (In fact the epigram cited here is the totality of the evidence for this.)
[2] Greek Anthology 6.165.5-6.
Keywords: agriculture; clothing; definition; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 31 March 2009@07:03:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 31 March 2009@13:58:01.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 1 April 2009@03:37:00.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@03:36:46.


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