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Headword: *mormolu/keia
Adler number: mu,1250
Translated headword: fright-masks
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the masks of the tragedians. The masks of actors, which Dorians call gorgia. Whence also [is derived] the [verb] mormolu/casqai, [meaning] to frighten.[1]
"Appearance was the obstacle: a fright-mask of a face and a disruption of thought."[2]
Greek Original:
*mormolu/keia: ta\ tw=n tragw|dw=n proswpei=a. ta\ tw=n u(pokritw=n proswpei=a, a(\ *dwriei=s go/rgia kalou=sin. e)/nqen kai\ to\ e)kfobh=sai mormolu/casqai. do/khsis h)=n to\ a)nti/maxon, mormolukei=on o)/yews kai\ dianoi/as kata/plhcis.
For the neuter headword, here in the plural (probably quoted from Aristophanes), see generally LSJ s.v., which notes a primary sense of 'bogey, hobgoblin' besides the one illusrated here.
[1] For gorgia see gamma 389. This material also occurs in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu530 Theodoridis), and various scholia (notably to Plato, Axiochus 364B).
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 6.5.7.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; philosophy; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 2 June 2009@03:57:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 June 2009@03:35:32.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2013@05:08:20.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@15:08:43.


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