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Headword: *bapta/
Adler number: beta,96
Translated headword: dyed
Vetting Status: high
Bridegrooms used to wear dyed cloaks so there was displayed a token of the deflowering.[1] Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "nor [will you be able] to deck out [your bride] with the riches of varicolored dyed cloaks."[2] ["Varicolored] meaning differently-colored.
Greek Original:
*bapta/: bapta\ i(ma/tia e)fo/roun oi( numfi/oi pro\s to\ fai/nesqai tekmh/rion th=s fqora=s. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: ou)/q' i(mati/wn baptw=n dapa/nais kosmh=sai poikilomo/rfwn. a)nti\ tou= e(teroxro/wn.
The headword is neuter nominative/accusative plural of this adjective, as in the first sentence of the gloss; the original quotation (n.2 below) has genitive plural.
[1] For this meaning of the noun fqora/ see LSJ s.v., 4.
[2] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 530 (web address 1 below), with comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 April 2002@08:59:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 April 2002@09:38:59.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Corrected typos) on 21 January 2006@17:32:23.
David Whitehead (modified keywords; cosmetics) on 22 January 2006@04:13:27.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 21 May 2012@05:45:45.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 5 June 2012@18:00:42.
David Whitehead on 16 September 2015@08:34:59.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 1 February 2016@01:29:54.


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