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Headword: *kateno/plios
Adler number: kappa,950
Translated headword: martial
Vetting Status: high
A kind of rhythm, to which they used to dance shaking their weapons. Or e)no/plios, the [metrical foot] long at both ends;[1] [the one] which is also called Kouretikos, because the songs made for the Kouretes always used this rhythm.[2]
Greek Original:
*kateno/plios: ei)=dos r(uqmou=, pro\s o(\n w)rxou=nto sei/ontes ta\ o(/pla. h)\ e)no/plios, o( a)mfi/makros: o(\s kai\ *kourhtiko\s kalei=tai: a)po\ tou= a)ei\ ta\ ei)s tou\s *kou/rhtas gino/mena me/lh tou/tw| tw=| r(uqmw=| gi/nesqai.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Clouds 651, where the phrase kat' e)no/plion occurs (web address 1); cf. kappa 517.
[1] The cretic foot (long short long).
[2] For the Kouretes, see kappa 2181, kappa 2182, kappa 2183.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; military affairs; meter and music
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 December 2005@23:51:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticules) on 5 December 2005@03:00:04.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 February 2013@06:59:32.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 10 February 2013@15:42:17.


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