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Headword: *blh/turi
Adler number: beta,335
Translated headword: blittery, blah-blah
Vetting Status: high
Thus they also say skindapsos. They are word-fillers which have no meaning.[1] But Juba explains the skindapsos as a musical instrument, but blituri as the sound of a string [of it].[2]
Greek Original:
*blh/turi: ou(/tw le/gousi kai\ skindayo/n. ei)si\ de\ paraplh/rwma lo/gwn mh\ e)/xonta lo/gon. *)io/bas de\ to\n skindayo\n o)/rganon mousiko\n a)podi/dwsi, to\ de\ bli/turi xordh=s mi/mhma.
This form of the headword, spelled blh/turi, occurs only here; it is normally bli/turi, as later in the entry.
[1] On these nonsense words, notionally indicative of the thrumming of a stringed instrument, see LSJ s.v. skindayi/zomai and skindayo/s; M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 67 n.86.
[2] (For this last phrase see again at beta 346.) Juba FGrH 275 F85. On the lyre-like skindapsos (or kindapsos) see sigma 609, kappa 1631, and generally West op.cit. 60.
Keywords: definition; meter and music
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 September 2001@21:11:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 23 September 2001@10:14:46.
David Whitehead (corrected a reference; cosmetics) on 2 May 2004@05:58:37.
David Whitehead (another note) on 29 May 2012@05:29:21.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 21 August 2019@12:34:41.


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