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Headword: Thrupsis
Adler number: theta,520
Translated headword: softness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] laziness.
"[...] so that he would beautify his face and employ a barbarians' softness."[1]
"Both of them were beautiful and big; the young one [was] in the prime of life, certainly not dandified, but looking noble."[2]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "o my gold-adorned darling, offspring of Kypris, honey-bee of the Muses, crumb of the Graces, living picture of daintiness, open up!"[3]
Greek Original:
Thrupsis: hê blakeia. hina kallôpisêtai kai thrupsei chrêsêtai barbarôn. êstên de kalô kai megalô: hôraios de ho neos, ou tethrummenos mên, alla gennikon horôn. kai Aristophanês: ô chrusodaidalton emon melêma, Kupridos ernos, melitta mousês, Charitôn thrumma, truphês prosôpon, anoixon.
As often in the Suda, the entry includes cognates of the headword; and cf. theta 519, theta 521.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable.
[2] Aelian fr. 73d Domingo-Forasté (70 Hercher); cf. pi 2483.
[3] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 972-974, where qre/mma ('nurseling') appears in place of qru/mma ('crumb') here and in chi 127; cf. delta 108.
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; women; zoology
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 20 November 2002@06:35:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 November 2002@08:31:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 26 July 2006@08:00:30.
William Hutton (tweaked translation and augmented note) on 15 March 2008@03:59:22.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, deleted link) on 3 April 2012@01:12:39.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@03:55:34.


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