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Headword: *kouro/sunon
Adler number: kappa,2191
Translated headword: youthful [hair]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is sacrificed on the occasion of cutting the hair.[1]
In the Epigrams: "with a lovely cicada, Christheneos [dedicated] this lock of youthful hair."[2]
Greek Original:
*kouro/sunon: to\ u(pe\r th=s koura=s quo/menon. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kalw=| su\n te/ttigi *xrisqe/neos tri/xa th/nde kouro/sunon.
cf. generally kappa 2179, kappa 2180, kappa 2181, kappa 2184.
[1] The headword is neuter singular of the rare adjective kouro/sunos. LSJ s.v. say "wrongly explained" here in the Suda, but cf. Gregory of Nazianzus, In sanctum baptisma PG 36.360b.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.156.1-2 (Theodoridas), where the name is Charistheneos. On cicada hair-ornaments, see kappa 1349, kappa 2488, tau 377, tau 378.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 February 2009@16:36:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 February 2009@03:18:45.
David Whitehead on 14 March 2013@04:36:42.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 11 January 2020@23:19:08.


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