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Headword: *quo/en
Adler number: theta,588
Translated headword: scented
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] good-smelling.[1]
"And gleaming locks breathing a scented breath."[2]
Greek Original:
*quo/en: eu)w=des. kai\ liparai\ quo/en a)=sqma pne/ousi ko/mai.
Neuter singular of this adjective (for which see also theta 589).
[1] Glossed as in Homer, Odyssey 15.153.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.218.10 (Antipater of Sidon), epitaph for the legendary Corinthian courtesan Lais; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 19); (vol. II, 52-3); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 1219, alpha 1683, delta 1519, theta 519, kappa 1525, kappa 2628, lambda 789, omicron 51, pi 1457, and pi 1903. On Lais, see lambda 40, nu 16, and names of other Corinthian hetaeras--akin in practice to modern geishas--at epsilon 3266.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 February 2008@18:19:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords) on 25 February 2008@04:13:53.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 25 February 2008@04:14:54.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@07:45:15.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 22 December 2018@01:52:24.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 3 October 2019@00:21:11.
Ronald Allen (corrected typo n.2) on 5 June 2020@01:18:17.


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