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Headword: *yallo/menos
Adler number: psi,13
Translated headword: being plucked
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he who is listening to a harpist;[1] also 'kithara'd', [Meaning] he [who is listening to] a lyre.[2]
"Phraates sat on a golden throne plucking the cord of the bow."[3] Meaning bringing [it] close [to himself].
Greek Original:
*yallo/menos: o( a)krow/menos ya/ltou, kai\ kiqarizo/menos, o( kiqa/ras. o( de\ *fraa/ths e)pi\ di/frou xrusou= e)ka/qhto th\n neura\n tou= to/cou ya/llwn. a)nti\ tou= proseggi/zwn.
[1] For the headword participle in this sense see Machon ap. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 8.348F (8.41 Kaibel).
[2] On these instruments see generally M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1991) chap.3.
[3] Cassius Dio 49.27.4; partially repeated at psi 14 (where, the participle being in the active voice, it is more apt.) For Phraates IV, king of Parthia, see web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; meter and music
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg ✝ on 20 May 2002@09:58:04.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (added link to information about Phraates) on 20 May 2002@21:02:13.
David Whitehead (modified translation; modified and augmented notes; added keyword) on 21 May 2002@03:32:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 April 2010@06:53:06.
David Whitehead on 5 November 2013@05:16:20.


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