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Headword: *bakxe/bakxon a)=|sai
Adler number: beta,52
Translated headword: to sing a Bacchebacchus
Vetting Status: high
Meaning to sing praise to Dionysos.[1] For Bakkhan[2] [is] Dionysos.
Greek Original:
*bakxe/bakxon a)=|sai: a)nti\ tou= eu)fhmh=sai to\n *dio/nuson. *ba/kxan ga\r o( *dio/nusos.
cf. omega 141.
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 408, where the headword phrase occurs (text at web address 1); cf. beta 57.
[2] This (apparent) feminine accusative is anomalous in this context. Adler reports that some mss have *ba/kxhs or *ba/kxos. Note also Hesychius beta116 on the infinitive bakxa=n, glossed as "to have been crowned with ivy".
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 January 2002@18:27:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 30 January 2002@03:12:59.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; tweaking) on 18 May 2012@06:37:14.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 20 May 2012@10:47:08.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 26 January 2014@06:20:01.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 September 2015@04:05:22.


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