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Headword: *kala/siris
Adler number: kappa,202
Translated headword: kalasiris
Vetting Status: high
A broad tunic. So Egyptians [sc. uses the word].[1]
Also a proper name.[2]
Greek Original:
*kala/siris: xitw\n platu/s. ou(/tws *ai)gu/ptioi. kai\ o)/noma ku/rion.
[1] LSJ s.v. notes both 'a long Egyptian garment, with tassels or fringe at bottom' and a similar Persian one; also the title of a comedy by Alexis.
[2] In Herodotus 2.164, etc.: a branch of the military caste in Egypt.
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; geography; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 July 2006@06:14:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 12 July 2006@11:40:48.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1 and keywords) on 13 July 2006@03:02:43.
David Whitehead on 24 January 2013@08:19:27.


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