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Headword: *la/kisma
Adler number: lambda,56
Translated headword: rent
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] tear.[1]
" [...] they found the chiton bloodstained and rent".[2] Meaning torn.
Greek Original:
*la/kisma: sxi/sma. eu(=ron to\n xitw=na h(|magme/non kai\ lelakisme/non. a)nti\ tou= e)sxismeno/n.
The headword is a neuter noun (cf. lambda 57 for its plural); the quotation cites a closely related verb.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, reckoned to stem from the occurrence of the plural of the headword in Euripides, Trojan Women 497.
[2] This phrase comes from Josephus’ retelling of the story of the patriarch Joseph (from Genesis 37.31) in Antiquities of the Jews 2.36; Joseph's brothers tell their father Jacob the story they have concocted after they have sold the boy into slavery (see web address 1). For the patriarch Joseph see iota 505; for a chiton see chi 320.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 18 June 2006@22:02:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword, set status) on 19 June 2006@11:16:56.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 19 June 2006@11:18:37.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 June 2006@03:34:55.
David Whitehead (corrected a reference) on 21 June 2006@07:08:17.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 27 March 2013@07:24:15.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, coding) on 28 March 2013@17:53:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 29 March 2020@01:19:07.


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