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Headword: *mu/santos
Adler number: mu,1467
Translated headword: having closed [one's eyes]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] having closed [them] down.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] e)/musas ["you closed your eyes"], meaning you closed [them] down [i.e. you died]. "[When you were] ripe for love and the pleasant deeds of Cypris, Patrophila, you closed your sweet eyes."[2]
Greek Original:
*mu/santos: kammu/santos. kai\ *)/emusas, a)nti\ tou= e)ka/mmusas. a)kmai/h pro\s e)/rwta kai\ h(de/a *ku/pridos e)/rga, *patrofi/la, kanqou\s tou\s glukerou\s e)/musas.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica: see the references at Photius mu614 Theodoridis. The headword is aorist active participle of mu/w, masculine (or neuter) genitive singular. It must be quoted from somewhere, probably (as is routinely supposed) Euripides, Medea 1183. For the gloss cf. mu 1425 et al.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.221.1-2 (author unknown): continued at kappa 2303 and delta 1645.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; tragedy; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 May 2008@14:30:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented n.1 and keywords) on 2 June 2008@03:17:27.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 May 2013@04:01:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 5 October 2020@01:01:00.


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