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Headword: *magw/tera
Adler number: mu,26
Translated headword: more magically
Vetting Status: high
Meaning more enchantingly.[1] In the Epigrams: "but [Philaenion is] more curly-haired than parsley and more tender-skinned than down and more magically-speaking than the cestus [sc. of Aphrodite]."[2]
Greek Original:
*magw/tera: a)nti\ tou= qelktikw/tera. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: a)lla\ seli/nwn ou)lote/rh kai\ mnou= xrw=ta tereinote/rh kai\ kestou= fwneu=sa magw/tera.
[1] The headword is neuter nominative/accusative comparative of ma/gos (mu 25, mu 28), an adjective here used -- as also is the gloss -- adverbially.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.121.1-3 (Philodemos); quoted also at kappa 1428, mu 1175. For the cestus see, besides kappa 1428, kappa 1427.
Keywords: botany; clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 June 2008@11:39:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 June 2008@05:56:06.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 25 April 2013@04:11:35.


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