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Headword: *mu/rton
Adler number: mu,1462
Translated headword: myrtle-berry
Vetting Status: high
The shape of the female genitalia, in the midst of which [is] the clitoris. Whence touching oneself[1] lewdly [is called] kleitori/zesqai. The lip [is the] u(podori/s, and the attribute murtoxei/lh ['myrtle-berry-lipped'].
Greek Original:
*mu/rton: to\ sxh=ma tou= gunaikei/ou ai)doi/ou, ou(= to\ metacu\ kleitori/s. a)f' ou(= to\ a)kola/stws e(/pesqai kleitori/zesqai. to\ de\ xei=los u(podori/s, to\ de\ su/mptwma murtoxei/lh.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica: see the references at Photius mu611 Theodoridis, and cf. kappa 1767, kappa 2416, mu 1461.
See generally J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975) 20, 122, and esp. 134-5 #125.
[1] This middle infinitive, e(/pesqai in the lexica, should probably be corrected to a(/ptesqai (Theodoridis, following Porson).
Keywords: botany; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 24 March 2004@20:37:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note and keywords) on 25 March 2004@03:40:44.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@08:28:34.


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