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Headword: *krosswtoi=s xrusoi=s
Adler number: kappa,2475
Translated headword: golden tasseled, with golden tassels
Vetting Status: high
[In] the differing charisms of the holy men who adorn the church. For tassels are separated and reunite again.
Greek Original:
*krosswtoi=s xrusoi=s: toi=s diafo/rois xari/smasi tw=n th\n e)kklhsi/an kosmou/ntwn i(erw=n a)ndrw=n. dih/|rhntai ga\r oi( krossoi\ kai\ pa/lin h(/nwntai.
The headword phrase is in the dative plural, a quotation from Psalm 44.14 LXX (45.13 RSV) where it refers, as a substantive, to garments worn by the bride in a wedding. The commentary, paraphrased from Theodoret's commentary ad loc. (PG 80.1196c), follows an interpretation common among early Christian authors whereby the bride so adorned is a metaphor for the church.
For tassels cf. kappa 2474.
Keywords: Christianity; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 February 2009@12:38:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, set status) on 17 February 2009@19:55:57.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword) on 18 February 2009@03:01:20.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2013@06:57:38.
David Whitehead (coding) on 2 May 2016@09:28:40.


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