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Headword: *dali/on
Adler number: delta,31
Translated headword: dalion
Vetting Status: high
The comic poets [render it] thus, with a lambda. "Come now, I will [take and] dip this torch." For by dipping, it seems, they used to purify the fire. But others write da|di/on.[1]
[sc. also attested is] Dalidas, [genitive] Dalida.[2]
Greek Original:
*dali/on: ou(/tws oi( kwmikoi\ dia\ tou= l. fe/re dh\ to\ dali/on to/d' e)mba/yw. e)do/koun ga\r kaqai/rein a)poba/ptontes tou= puro/s. oi( de\ da|di/on gra/fousin. h( dalida=s, th=s dalida=.
Diminutive of dalo/s (delta 32).
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 959 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there. For the alternative see delta 5.
[2] Better-known as Delilah; cf. sigma 87.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; religion; science and technology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 October 2003@06:38:04.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added link and keyword, set status) on 5 October 2003@02:31:29.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 October 2003@05:22:40.
David Whitehead on 14 June 2012@05:43:37.
David Whitehead on 5 October 2015@02:42:28.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 19 April 2016@22:17:38.
Catharine Roth (added primary note) on 9 July 2016@18:46:14.


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