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Headword: *ni/des
Adler number: nu,370
Translated headword: nides
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] genitals, or the little testicles of young boys. Sicilians [sc. use this word].
Greek Original:
*ni/des: ai)doi=a, h)\ o)rxi/dia paidi/wn. *sikeloi/.
Same entry in Photius (nu218 Theodoridis, where the editor does not punctuate after 'boys'), briefer one already in Hesychius (nu563); and see Glossarium Italioticum 243 Kassel-Austin. The headword -- here in the nominative plural, presumably quoted from somewhere -- is unattested outside lexicography.
Keywords: children; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 January 2009@00:26:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 25 January 2009@03:54:08.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 9 June 2013@07:35:51.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 21 December 2014@10:57:25.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 December 2014@11:39:57.


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