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Headword: *koi=tis
Adler number: kappa,2570
Translated headword: bedlet
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a small basket,[1] in Attic dialect. For they call a basket a bedlet. It is what women put away their gold things in when they go to bed.
Greek Original:
*koi=tis: h( mikra\ ki/sth, *)attikw=s. th\n ga\r ki/sthn koi=tin le/gousin. e)/sti de\ e)n ai(=s koitazo/menai gunai=kes a)peti/qento ta\ xrusi/a.
= (with minor differences) Etymologicum Gudianum 333.15; Etymologicum Magnum 524.15 (for which Adler cites as a source Anecdota Oxoniensia 2.456.7); scholia to Lucian 61.21 Rabe; cf. Hesychius kappa3275, Pollux 7.160. At Photius, Lexicon lambda159 (s.v. lekani/s) the term is defined somewhat differently as referring to the container in which fathers would send brides gifts of gold on the day after a wedding. Contrast also Etymologicum Gudianum 324.6.
[1] For 'basket' cf. kappa 1678, kappa 1679.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; gender and sexuality; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 April 2008@06:13:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 April 2008@07:04:34.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 March 2013@07:12:52.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 1 August 2015@18:54:41.
David Whitehead (coding etc.) on 2 May 2016@10:47:09.


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