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Headword: *bi/tinna
Adler number: beta,310
Translated headword: Bitinna
Vetting Status: high
"Bitinna[1] [gives] these sandals, comforts of her feet, charming work of ingenious leather-cutters."[2]
Greek Original:
*bi/tinna: sa/ndala me\n ta\ podw=n qalpth/ria tau=ta *bi/tinna, eu)te/xnwn e)ratw=n skutoto/mwn kama/twn.
[1] This feminine name occurs earliest in Herodas, Mimiambs 5 (where B. has been to bed with her slave Gastron). Its formation is discussed by ps.-Herodian and Theognostus.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.206.1-2 (Antipater of Sidon: again, more briefly, at theta 30); it reads e)rato\n and ka/maton instead of the genitive plurals found in the Suda entry here. On this epigram, a dedication of clothing and accessories from five young women to Aphrodite, see Gow and Page (vol. I, 13); (vol. II, 38-39); and further extracts at alpha 4004, epsilon 3743, and kappa 1273. Gow and Page note (vol. I, 13) that here both the Anthologia Palatina (AP) and the Anthologia Planudea transmit e)rato\n. However, the Suda follows the AP scribe designated C (the Corrector) in reading the genitive plural e)ratw=n (ibid.). The Suda also follows (ibid.) the AP in reading kama/twn.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: biography; clothing; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; medicine; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 27 September 2001@08:55:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 28 September 2001@04:19:06.
David Whitehead (modified keywords) on 29 May 2012@03:38:48.
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Catharine Roth (added new note 1, cosmetics) on 19 June 2012@01:32:27.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 26 August 2015@04:45:20.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 27 September 2018@01:26:46.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 1 June 2021@17:21:26.


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