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Headword: Πῖλος
Adler number: pi,1602
Translated headword: felt, something made of felt
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] an ornament worn around the head,[1] which some call a kurbasia,[2] others a tiara,[3] but others a kidaris.[4]
Pilus is also a formation, which they call the primus pilus.[5]
Greek Original:
Πῖλος: κόσμος περικεφάλαιος, ὃν οἱ μὲν κυρβασίαν, οἱ δὲ τιάραν, ἄλλοι δὲ κίδαριν καλοῦσιν. ἔστι δὲ πῖλος καὶ τάγμα, πρῶτος πῖλος καλούμενος.
Notes:
For this headword see also pi 1601.
[1] Similarly in other lexica (references at Photius pi878 Theodoridis), and in a scholion on Aristophanes, Lysistrata 562 (the headword occurs in the accusative case).
[2] cf. kappa 2742.
[3] cf. tau 547.
[4] cf. kappa 1588.
[5] Latin primus pilus, the division of the triarii in the Roman army.
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 November 2008@20:13:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 November 2008@04:00:30.
David Whitehead on 3 October 2013@08:39:18.

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