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Headword: *kasi/gnhtos
Adler number: kappa,452
Translated headword: brother
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a legitimate male sibling.[1]
More generally relatives [are called] kasi/gnhtoi: Homer called cousins kasi/gnhtoi.[2]
"Hector [you are my] brother."[3]
Greek Original:
*kasi/gnhtos: a)delfo\s gnh/sios. *kasi/gnhtoi koino/teron oi( suggenei=s: o( de\ *(/omhros tou\s a)neyiou\s ei)=pe kasignh/tous. *(/ektwr de\ kasi/gnhtos.
[1] (cf. kappa 456.) The noun in the gloss is in fact the standard classical-period term for brother; cf. alpha 441, alpha 442.
[2] From a scholion on Homer, Iliad 15.545 (web address 1).
[3] Homer, Iliad 6.430 (web address 2); here Andromache is speaking figuratively.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; epic; gender and sexuality; imagery; mythology; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 November 2005@20:55:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 9 November 2005@03:05:18.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; tweaking) on 28 January 2013@09:40:16.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 14 April 2013@00:58:09.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 18 April 2019@01:39:25.


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