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Headword: *beie/lopes
Adler number: beta,249
Translated headword: thongs
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning sc. leather] straps.
Greek Original:
*beie/lopes: oi( lw=roi.
The headword is mentioned only in lexica and grammars, usually (as here) in the nominative plural, though ps.-Zonaras has the singular. According to Hesychius (beta451), these were used as crowns for victors at Sparta. LSJ entry at web address 1.
Chantraine says that grammarians disputed whether this word should be spelled with ei or i, but the etymology is unknown. Frisk summarizes the proposed etymologies.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2 (2009), s.v.
H. Frisk, Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1960), s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: athletics; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 August 2000@19:14:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 August 2002@07:38:59.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, cosmetics) on 24 August 2011@23:39:42.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 August 2011@03:52:16.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 25 August 2011@13:24:34.
David Whitehead on 20 September 2015@04:57:21.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 20 September 2015@17:52:23.


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