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Headword: *kra/spedon
Adler number: kappa,2331
Translated headword: fringe, skirt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the priest's garment. [So named] from coming close to the ground [pedon].
Greek Original:
*kra/spedon: to\ i(ma/tion tou= i(ere/ws. para\ to\ ei)s to\ pe/don e)ggi/zein.
cf. Etymologicum Magnum 534.55; perhaps (as Adler notes) from comment on Matthew 9.20, where the woman with a flow of blood touches the hem of Jesus' garment (web address 1).
See also kappa 2330 (a figurative sense of this word).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; medicine; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 March 2009@01:04:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 2 March 2009@03:16:43.
David Whitehead on 17 March 2013@05:54:01.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 March 2013@11:31:58.


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