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Headword: *ktei/s
Adler number: kappa,2515
Translated headword: comb
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the pubes,[1] and the hairstyling implement. Callimachus [writes]: 'not for those for whom there were hairs upon the "comb".'[2]
And elsewhere: 'and a hair-arranging comb'.[3]
Greek Original:
*ktei/s: to\ e)fh/baion, kai\ to\ tw=n trixw=n ka/luntron. *kalli/maxos: ou)d' oi(=sin e)pi\ kteno\s e)/skon e)/qeirai. kai\ au)=qis: kai\ kte/na kosmoko/mhn.
See also kappa 2513.
[1] For this sense, exemplified by the first quotation about to be given, see generally LSJ s.v. 6; and cf. beta 338.
[2] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 343 Pfeiffer.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.247.3 (Philip of Thessalonica); accusative case.
Keywords: children; clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 27 September 2008@05:32:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 27 September 2008@11:47:50.
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 September 2008@04:09:18.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 March 2013@09:10:32.
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 2 May 2016@10:14:49.


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