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Headword: *ku/mbala
Adler number: kappa,2680
Translated headword: cymbals
Vetting Status: high
Musical instruments.[1] In the Epigrams: "and sharp-clashing, hollow-lipped cymbals."[2]
Greek Original:
*ku/mbala: qumelika\ pai/gnia. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ ku/mbal' o)cu/doupa, koiloxei/lea.
Neuter plural; cf. under omicron 554.
[1] Literally "theatrical playthings". For this usage of the phrase, see Constantine Porphyrogenitus, De Ceremoniis 592.7.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.94.2 (Philip of Thessalonike), an iambic trimeter.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; meter and music; poetry; stagecraft
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 March 2008@22:47:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 12 March 2008@04:47:09.
David Whitehead on 20 March 2013@09:04:24.


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