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Headword: Οὐλός
Adler number: omicron,909
Translated headword: woolly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] he who has his hairs twisted together. Homer [writes] about Odysseus: "rounded in the shoulders, swarthy, woolly-headed."[1]
Greek Original:
Οὐλός: ὁ συνεστραμμένας ἔχων τὰς τρίχας. Ὅμηρος περὶ Ὀδυσσέως: γυρὸς ἐν ὤμοις, μελανόχροος, οὐλοκάρηνος.
Notes:
The headword is more usually accentuated οὖλος : see LSJ s.v. (B).
Similarly in Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon (124.3), Hesychius, and the Etymologicum Magnum. See also omicron 910.
[1] Homer, Odyssey 19.246 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 14 June 2009@16:39:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 June 2009@04:51:11.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, upgraded link, raised status) on 25 May 2010@21:55:39.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@06:51:20.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 April 2015@00:06:29.

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