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Headword: *kli/sia
Adler number: kappa,1813
Translated headword: outbuildngs, sheds
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bed-chambers.
Greek Original:
*kli/sia: ta\ koubou/kleia.
Neuter plural(s). The Homeric (Odyssey 24.208) headword is taken to refer to shepherds' huts: "and all about it ran the sheds in which ate, and sat, and slept the servants that were bondsmen".
The definition appearing here originates in Moeris' Attic Lexicon ("klisi/a are where couples stay", repeated in the Etymologicum Gudianum and Etymologicum Magnum), and especially Porphyrius, Quaestionum Homericarum ad Odysseam pertinentium reliquiae ad loc.: after defining kli/sion as comparable to klisi/a (kappa 1811, kappa 1812), Porphyrius goes on: "The place containing many beds and seats was called a kli/sion, in the same way we call it koitw/n [bed-chamber, from kei=mai 'lie down'], Attic calls [our koitw/n] a dwma/tion 'room, bedroom', and Homer a qa/lamos 'chamber'." At the end of his extensive scholion, trying to work out what the word means, Porphyrius still situates the kli/sion outside the house.
The gloss is derived from Latin cubiculum (see Lampe s.v.).
Keywords: architecture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 8 December 2008@04:21:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 8 December 2008@05:42:59.
David Whitehead on 3 March 2013@07:08:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 April 2015@06:25:24.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 14 September 2019@00:17:42.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 17 September 2019@12:04:27.


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