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Headword: *zeirai/
Adler number: zeta,47
Translated headword: seirai, caftans
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] decorated robes,[1] or embroidered [ones].[2]
Or a mitre. Herodotos [sc. uses the word].[3]
Greek Original:
*zeirai/: xitw=nes a)nakekolamme/noi, h)\ a)na/koloi. h)\ mi/tra. *(hro/dotos.
cf. also zeta 46.
[1] Likewise in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon; and see also next note.
[2] Entry thus far also in Photius' Lexicon, where the passage which has presumably generated it is quoted: Xenophon, Anabasis 7.4.4, zeira\s me/xri tw=n podw=n e)pi\ tw=n i(/ppwn e)/xousin, a)ll' ou) xlamu/das. (It had already ben quoted in Harpokration zeta1 Keaney, the ultimate source for zeta 46.)
[3] From glosses on Herodotus 7.69.1, where the accusative plural occurs (web address 1). For more of them see zeta 139.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 April 2004@02:14:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added another keyword; cosmetics) on 13 April 2004@04:33:56.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 6 June 2004@10:32:02.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 21 September 2011@01:18:05.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 21 September 2011@03:22:57.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2015@09:19:12.
David Whitehead (more notes) on 24 March 2016@07:10:14.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 March 2016@11:31:15.


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