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Headword: *gamyo/n
Adler number: gamma,54
Translated headword: crooked
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something that is] bending/bent.
"And a crooked fish-hook bound to horse hairs, a hidden snare for fishes."[1] In the Epigrams: "and a crooked scythe, corn-cutting tool of the field."[2] And again: "curved grain-reaping scythes."[3]
Greek Original:
*gamyo/n: e)pikampe/s. kai\ gamyo\n xai/th|sin e)f' i(ppei/h|si pedhqe\n a)/gkistron, krufi/hn ei)nali/oisi pa/ghn. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: gamyo/n te dre/panon, staxuhto/mon o(/plon a)rou/rhs. kai\ au)=qis: gamya\s purolo/gous drepa/nas.
Neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective, with the same glossing in Hesychius; evidently quoted from somewhere (not necessarily the first or second of the three quotations given here).
cf. generally gamma 52, gamma 53, gamma 55.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.192.3-4.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.95.3.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.104.2.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 June 2002@12:34:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 19 June 2002@04:36:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 15 June 2011@06:49:29.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 August 2012@00:02:37.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@04:53:47.


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