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Headword: *kataka=sa
Adler number: kappa,567
Translated headword: katakasa, whore
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning she who is] lewd, or deserving to be burned up.[1]
Or [sc. so called] because ka/son [is] the man's sperm. Whence also [comes] kasi/gnhtos ["brother"].[2]
Greek Original:
*kataka=sa: katwferh/s, h)\ a)ci/a tou= katakauqh=nai. h)\ o(/ti ka/son to\ spe/rma tou= a)ndro/s. o(/qen kai\ kasi/gnhtos.
Similar (but not identical) entries in other lexica: Hesychius kappa1154; Etymologicum Magnum 493.28, 494.38.
[1] From Callimachus, Hecale fr. 288. The headword is etymologically related to kappa 446, kappa 447, kappa 448.
[2] kappa 452.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; poetry; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 May 2008@23:03:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 27 May 2008@04:13:05.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 31 January 2013@06:05:01.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 6 April 2016@18:14:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 April 2016@03:06:56.
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 29 April 2016@07:19:48.


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