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Headword: *fena/kh
Adler number: phi,195
Translated headword: wig, toupee, deceit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a forelock. Like a remedy and covering for the visible pate. But properly [it means] hair which is put on and artificial; from the women who have gone bald[1] and are thus deceiving by means of the added hair.
Greek Original:
*fena/kh: to\ proko/mion. oi(=on tou= fainome/nou krani/ou a)/kos kai\ ske/ph. kuri/ws de\ h( prosqeth\ kai\ e)pithdeuth\ ko/mh: a)po\ tw=n katerruhkuiw=n gunaikw=n kai\ ou(/tws a)patousw=n dia\ th=s e)peisa/ktou ko/mhs.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Plutus/Wealth 271, where a participle of the related verb fenaki/zw occurs (web address 1). See also pi 1529, as well as phi 194, phi 196, phi 197. The passage is quoted also at kappa 978.
[1] Literally, have fallen into ruin; cf. kappa 978, kappa 983.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 September 2011@19:31:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 September 2011@03:30:22.
David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@05:27:47.


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