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Headword: *kuane/mboloi
Adler number: kappa,2579
Translated headword: blue-rammed
Vetting Status: high
Those [sc. warships] that have rams painted blue; just as those painted with ruddle are [called] ruddle-cheeked.[1] Or [sc. the term refers to] those that cut the sea; for its water is blue.
Greek Original:
*kuane/mboloi: ai( tou\s e)mbo/lous e)/xousai kuanw=| bebamme/nous: w(s miltopa/rh|oi ai( memiltwme/nai. h)\ ai( te/mnousai qa/lassan: kuano\n ga\r to\ tau/ths u(/dwr.
The nominative plural headword occurs at Aristophanes, Knights 554, in a lyric passage (web address 1) and the entry consists of comments from the scholia.
[1] For 'ruddle' etc. cf. mu 1070, mu 1071.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; poetry; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 April 2008@14:34:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, set status) on 28 April 2008@15:32:00.
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 April 2008@07:11:38.
David Whitehead on 19 March 2013@07:36:41.


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