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Headword: *mnou=s
Adler number: mu,1175
Translated headword: down
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] soft hair.
In the Epigrams: "[...] and more tender-skinned than down".[1]
Greek Original:
*mnou=s: h( a(palh\ qri/c. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ mnou= xrw=ta tereinote/rh.
The headword is the contracted form of mno/os. See generally LSJ s.v. (web address 1): 'fine, soft down, as on young birds'.
[1] Philodemus in Greek Anthology 5.120.2 [ = 5.121.2 in Paton's Loeb]; see already, more fully, at mu 26. Find another excerpt from this epigram, the poet's description of his lover's many charms, at kappa 1428.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; poetry; women; zoology
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 3 June 2009@10:08:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 June 2009@03:33:56.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@05:43:05.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@09:34:00.
Ronald Allen (augmented n.1, added cross-reference) on 9 February 2023@14:42:29.


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