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Headword: *diesfhkwme/non
Adler number: delta,967
Translated headword: wasp-waisted
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bound tightly around the waist.
Greek Original:
*diesfhkwme/non: diadedeme/non.
Likewise in other lexica. From a scholion on Aristophanes, Wasps 1072, where the headword -- perfect participle, masculine accusative singular, of diasfhko/omai -- occurs (web address 1). The chorus-leader is referring to his wasp costume; "[t]his effect was obtained presumably by padding the members of the chorus above and below the waist and giving them tight belts" (D.M. MacDowell ad loc.).
cf. generally sigma 1732, sigma 1733, sigma 1734, sigma 1735.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; stagecraft; zoology
Translated by: James Cousins on 25 June 2004@22:08:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, keyword, status) on 26 June 2004@01:07:00.
David Whitehead (corrected reference; added x-refs and more keywords) on 27 June 2004@05:50:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 25 July 2011@21:34:47.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 26 July 2011@03:26:01.
David Whitehead on 9 July 2012@06:40:48.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2013@08:48:59.


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