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Headword: *lu/ga
Adler number: lambda,766
Translated headword: twilight
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] dark [things]. "For she [Artemis] appeared to her [Hegelochia] next to the threads of the loom, like twilight of fire".[1]
Greek Original:
*lu/ga: skoteina/. e)fa/nh ga/r oi( au)ta\ i(stou= para\ kro/kaisin w(s lu/ga puro/s.
The headword seems to be the neuter nominative/accusative plural of an adjective lu/gos, equivalent to lugai=os; but in the quotation which follows it is a Doric form of the feminine noun lu/gh (LSJ s.v.: web address 1). See also lambda 770.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.266.3-4 (Hegesippus); cf. epsilon 3119. Note that Paton's Loeb does not follow the indirect tradition as given in the present entry; instead, Paton prints the simile w(s au)ga\ puro/s "like light of fire".
Paton, W.R. 1916. The Greek Anthology v.1. London and New York
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 29 June 2009@18:13:50.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 29 June 2009@22:36:37.
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