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Headword: *ko/rumboi
Adler number: kappa,2124
Translated headword: peaks, clusters of fruit
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] branches; or topmost [parts].[1]
In the Epigrams: "I [long to hold] your apples, top-heavy clusters of fruit, rather than an upright breast of young age".[2]
"Wearing his hair clustered in a gold band."[3]
Greek Original:
*ko/rumboi: klw=nes: h)\ a)/kroi. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: ma=llon e)gw\ se/o mh=la karhbare/onta koru/mbous h)\ masto\n nearh=s o)/rqion h(liki/hs. ko/mh tre/fwn xrusw=| stro/fw| kekorumbwme/nhn.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa990 Theodoridis.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.258.3-4 (Paul the Silentiary): "Philinna, your wrinkle is chosen above the juice of all youth. I long to hold in both hands your apples, top-heavy in clusters of fruit, rather than an upright breast of young age. For your autumn is superior to another woman's springtime, and your winter hotter than another's summertime".
[3] Nicolaus of Damascus FGrH 90 F62; cf. mu 21, sigma 1221.
Keywords: biography; botany; clothing; definition; gender and sexuality; historiography; imagery; poetry; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 9 February 2009@19:25:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 10 February 2009@00:35:36.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 February 2009@03:24:36.
David Whitehead on 13 March 2013@07:11:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 6 January 2020@00:41:19.

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