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Headword: *koilidia=n
Adler number: kappa,2545
Translated headword: to bag-swell
Vetting Status: high
As to make the bags of the eyes swell. Theocritus [writes]: "indeed they are bag-swollen."[1]
Greek Original:
*koilidia=n: oi(=on ta\ koi=la tw=n o)fqalmw=n oi)dei=n. *qeo/kritos: dhqa\ koiloidio/wnto.
This entry is absent, Adler reports, from mss AF, while GM have as the lemma the form of the word as it appears in the subsequent quotation: present indicative middle third-person plural (epic dialect). The present headword, attested only here, is present active infinitive.
cf. kappa 2535.
[1] Theocritus, Idylls 1.38, with comments from the scholia (although the form of the verb as it appears in Theocritus is different from what is presented here: see the notes to kappa 2674 for more details).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 12 June 2008@05:00:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 June 2008@05:23:11.
David Whitehead (another x-ref and keyword) on 19 March 2013@06:09:53.


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