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Headword: *qala/mh
Adler number: theta,6
Translated headword: lair, den
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is] qa/lamos, [sc. meaning] a house, or bedroom.[1]
"As a thank-offering for my life, I dedicate to you a holy lair and this babbling, the cause of my escape from the beast."[2] And elsewhere: "may you fill waxen lairs with honeyed nectar."[3]
Greek Original:
*qala/mh. kai\ *qa/lamos, oi)=kos, h)\ koitw/n. i(rh/n soi qala/mhn zwa/gria kai\ lala/ghma tou=to to\ qhri\ fugh=s ai)/tion a)nti/qemai. kai\ au)=qis: e)k de\ melixrou= ne/ktaros e)mplh/sais khropagei=s qala/mas.
[1] That is, different in meaning as well as in gender from the (unglossed) feminine headword qala/mh; but it is the headword that the following quotations aim to illustrate. See LSJ entry at web address 1.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.220.15-16 (Dioscorides); again at lambda 74 (q.v. for 'babbling', apparently a small drum).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.239.5-6 (Apollonides): following on from the extract quoted at theta 269. On this epigram, a beekeeper's dedication of honey, see Gow and Page vol. I (128-129), vol. II (149-150), and further excerpts at sigma 734 and tau 500.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; meter and music; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 12 December 1999@15:06:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 August 2001@10:05:04.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 27 April 2007@03:33:05.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks) on 21 January 2008@10:01:09.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 June 2011@11:29:35.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, coding) on 29 December 2012@22:21:40.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes) on 24 September 2018@01:15:25.
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Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 1 August 2022@13:38:51.


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