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Headword: *baukala=n
Adler number: beta,193
Translated headword: to sing a lullaby
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to nurse little children with the accompaniment of singing.
Greek Original:
*baukala=n: tiqhnei=sqai met' w)|dh=s ta\ paidi/a.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras; Hesychius and Photius have this definition plus "to lull to sleep", katakoimi/zein; the latter is also in Moeris. Not much attested outside lexicography; LSJ s.v. has some instances, and registers related nouns and verbs.
Keywords: children; daily life; definition; meter and music; women
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 20 June 2002@16:05:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 21 June 2002@12:06:18.
David Whitehead (added note) on 10 February 2003@09:41:23.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 November 2005@08:07:29.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2012@08:20:10.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 19 September 2015@07:02:12.


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