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Headword: *lusi/zwnos gunh/
Adler number: lambda,859
Translated headword: girdle-loosening woman
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who has drawn near to a man. For virgins about to have sex dedicated their virginal lingerie to Artemis.
Greek Original:
*lusi/zwnos gunh/: h( a)ndri\ plhsia/sasa. ai( ga\r parqe/noi me/llousai pro\s mi/cin e)/rxesqai, a)neti/qesan ta\s parqenika\s au(tw=n zw/nas th=| *)arte/midi.
The headword phrase (= headword + gloss in Hesychius lambda1443, with extra material) was, or became, proverbial: cf. Apostolius 10.96.
The adjective in it is also used of unarmed soldiers: see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; military affairs; proverbs; religion; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 24 November 2002@20:16:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 25 November 2002@03:52:50.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 March 2011@10:52:44.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@06:08:02.


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