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Headword: *gelasi/nois
Adler number: gamma,108
Translated headword: with dimples
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with the lines that come about from laughing. In the Epigrams: "and marked with curving dimples she gleamed white from the tenderness of her derriere."[1]
Democritus the Abderite was called "Dimple" because of his laughing at the empty ambition of mankind.[2]
Greek Original:
*gelasi/nois: grammai=s tai=s e)k tou= gela=n ginome/nais. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ r(' h( me\n troxaloi=s sfragizome/nh gelasi/nois leukh\ a)po\ gloutw=n h)/nqeen eu)afi/hn. o(/ti o( *dhmo/kritos o( *)abdhri/ths e)peklh/qh *gelasi=nos dia\ to\ gela=n pro\s to\ keno/spoudon tw=n a)nqrw/pwn.
The headword noun, dative plural, is extracted from the epigram quoted.
[1] Greek Anthology 5.35.3-4.
[2] Quoted from delta 447.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; philosophy; poetry; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 July 2002@23:06:42.
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