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Headword: *loga/des
Adler number: lambda,635
Translated headword: whites of the eye
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the eyes.[1]
In the Epigrams: "Indian hyacinth has the grace of sparkling splendour, but a far feebler one than the whites of your eyes."[2]
Greek Original:
*loga/des: oi( o)fqalmoi/. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: *)indw/|h d' u(a/kinqos e)/xei xa/rin ai)/qopos ai)/glhs, a)lla\ tew=n loga/dwn poulu/ g' a)faurote/rhn.
Notes:
See generally LSJ s.v. loga/s (B).
[1] cf. Orion [Author, Myth], Etymologicum lambda92; Etymologicum Magnum 572.36 (citing a fragment of Callimachus); scholia to Nicander, Theriaca 292.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.270.5-6 (Paul the Silentiary). Here 'hyacinth' is not the flower but the blue-white precious stone; see LSJ s.v., B.II.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; medicine; poetry; science and technology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 June 2009@05:52:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 26 June 2009@14:41:08.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 28 June 2009@03:54:36.
David Whitehead on 21 April 2013@07:39:01.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2016@03:52:51.
Catharine Roth (corrected reference) on 11 June 2020@00:59:25.
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 12 June 2020@00:47:14.

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