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Headword: *kolaini/s
Adler number: kappa,1933
Translated headword: Kolainis
Vetting Status: high
A title of Artemis; from Kolainos, who founded the shrine;[1] or because of the fact that Agamemnon sacrificed a hornless goat [kolos][2] to her. There is also a kind of bird [called] a kolainis.
Greek Original:
*kolaini/s: e)pw/numon *)arte/midos: a)po\ *kolai/nou tou= kti/santos to\ i(ero/n: h)\ dia\ to\ to\n *)agame/mnona qu=sai au)th=| ko/lon. e)/sti de\ kai\ ei)=dos o)rne/ou kolaini/s.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 872, where this cult epithet occurs: web address 1.
[1] Pausanias 1.31.4-5.
[2] cf. kappa 1946.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 November 2008@10:05:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 26 November 2008@00:45:14.
David Whitehead (more notes) on 26 November 2008@03:14:24.
David Whitehead on 7 March 2013@03:28:31.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 8 March 2013@21:44:40.


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