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Headword: *)amfima/sxalos
Adler number: alpha,1744
Translated headword: double-armholed, double-armholer
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to a] sleeved himation. But some [say that it is a] servile [garment], or a short tunic. The [himation] of the workmen was single-armholed, where they used to sew up the one armhole. Aristophanes [writes]: "you never thought him worthy of a double-armholer."
Greek Original:
*)amfima/sxalos: xeiridwto\n i(ma/tion. oi( de\ douliko\n, h)\ mikro\n xitwni/skon. h)=n de\ e(teroma/sxalos o( tw=n e)rgatw=n, ou(= th\n mi/an masxa/lhn e)/rrapton. *)aristofa/nhs: ou)pw/pot' a)mfimasxa/lou to\n d' h)ci/wsas.
Aristophanes, Knights 882 (web address 1), with scholion. Similar material in other lexica.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 August 2000@12:49:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keyword; cosmetics) on 3 March 2001@09:08:54.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 21 February 2012@05:18:53.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 4 March 2012@01:06:59.
David Whitehead on 24 June 2015@03:02:58.


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