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Headword: *lw/phn
Adler number: lambda,731
Translated headword: cloak
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] outer-garment, robe.[1]
In the Epigrams: "I put out the burning torches with the billows of my cloak as I also slipped across into the bed-chamber."[2]
Greek Original:
*lw/phn: i(ma/tion, peri/blhma. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: fruktou\s ai)qalo/entas e)mh=s r(ipi/smasi lw/phs e)/sbesa kai\ diadu\s le/xrios e)n qala/mw|.
Notes:
The headword is accusative singular of the feminine noun lw/ph.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon (see the references at Photius lambda502 Theodoridis), and in the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 13.224, where the headword occurs. For the first (commonplace) glossing word i(ma/tion, itself often translated into English as cloak, cf. iota 338; also iota 339, iota 340. For the headword itself cf. lambda 732, lambda 734, and lambda 735.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.294.9 (Agathias); in part already at lambda 352.
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; poetry
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 27 June 2009@01:32:42.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented notes, added keywords, raised status) on 27 June 2009@22:16:10.
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