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Headword: *dieriknou=nto
Adler number: delta,947
Translated headword: they were thoroughly twisting themselves
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were thoroughly bending themselves.[1]
Greek Original:
*dieriknou=nto: diekampulou=nto.
Same or similar entry in other lexica. The headword is the third-person plural, imperfect indicative, of the verb diarrikno/omai. LSJ (citing Cratinus fr. 219 Kock, now 234 K.-A.) translate as "draw up and twist the body (of an unseemly kind of dance)" (web address 1).
[1] This gloss is third-person plural, imperfect indicative middle, of the verb diakampulo/w (LSJ entry at web address 2); both verbs are rare.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; meter and music
Translated by: Adrian Packel on 16 April 2005@23:23:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, notes; added a keyword) on 17 April 2005@04:40:05.
David Whitehead (tweaked note; another keyword) on 9 July 2012@04:57:08.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 9 July 2012@05:33:01.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@08:49:23.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 November 2015@03:54:29.


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