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Headword: *lo/xmas
Adler number: lambda,713
Translated headword: thickets
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] densely-planted places. Aristophanes [writes]: "I have armpits denser than a thicket, as was agreed."[1] The women grew out [their] hair, so that, whenever they voted, they would look like men.[2] Also, "having rubbed oil upon [her] entire body during the day"[3] she warmed herself in the sun in order to become tanned like a man.[4]
Greek Original:
*lo/xmas: sumfu/tous to/pous. *)aristofa/nhs: e)/xw ta\s masxa/las lo/xmhs dasute/ras, w(/sper h)=n cugkei/menon. e)/qreyan ai( gunai=kes tri/xas, i(/n', o(/tan xeirotonw=si, dokw=sin a)/ndres ei)=nai. kai/, a)leiyame/nh to\ sw=m' o(/lon di' h(me/ras e)xliai/neto pro\s to\n h(/lion w(/ste melanqh=nai w(s a)nh/r.
The headword, evidently quoted from somewhere, is the accusative plural of lo/xmh (lambda 715, lambda 716).
[1] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 60-61 (with kaqa/per for the Suda's w(/sper).
[2] From the scholia thereto.
[3] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 63 (web address 1). See further, next note.
[4] From the scholia to line 64 (paraphrasing it). NB: the transmitted text of the line has the verb e)xliaino/mhn, but editors have adopted Bergk's emendation to e)xraino/mhn.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: botany; comedy; constitution; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; medicine; poetry; politics; women
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 15 June 2009@03:43:30.
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David Whitehead (augmented (and pruned) notes; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 June 2009@05:11:40.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 15 June 2009@10:26:14.
Catharine Roth (moved link to web address field) on 15 June 2009@11:13:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 22 April 2013@06:16:09.


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