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Headword: *maxla/das
Adler number: mu,305
Translated headword: wanton women
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] harlots.
Greek Original:
*maxla/das: po/rnas.
The headword is given in the accusative plural, and must be quoted from somewhere. Extant possibilities include Artemidorus 4.11, Greek Anthology 9.622 ("and if horniness moves you towards wanton women for hire, you'll take and not give when you bathe there"), and -- regarded as the source of the present entry: see below -- Gregory of Nazianzus, Moral Poems col. 903: "for our law is to not even look at wanton women".
Same entry in other lexica: see the references at Photius mu152 Theodoris, and add to them the Lexicon of Gregory of Nazianzus' Poems (Coislin ms.)
For related words see mu 306, mu 307, mu 308.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; law; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 30 April 2009@06:44:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, cross-references, status) on 30 April 2009@10:56:43.
David Whitehead (augmented note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 1 May 2009@03:11:39.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 1 May 2009@12:19:05.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 May 2013@06:34:33.
David Whitehead (coding; more keywords) on 17 May 2016@08:03:17.


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