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Headword: *kasswri/s
Adler number: kappa,459
Translated headword: strumpet, whore
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] prostitute, courtesan.
Greek Original:
*kasswri/s: po/rnh, e(tai/ra.
Other lexica give fuller entries than this on both the noun kassoris and the cognate verb kassoreuein -- both, in fact, more properly spelled with single sigma. Both occur in Lykophron; and see also Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. kasorion ("brothel"), quoting Aristophanes, Knights 1285 (kappa 450).
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; poetry; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 December 2000@17:59:13.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Raised status) on 2 December 2000@13:40:34.
David Whitehead (modified headword; added note and keywords) on 28 August 2001@07:38:54.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 24 March 2008@10:36:08.
David Whitehead on 29 January 2013@09:35:31.


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