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Headword: *mesa/gkulos
Adler number: mu,642
Translated headword: half-bent, half-stooped
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] half-grey,[1] old yet sprightly.
Greek Original:
*mesa/gkulos: mesaipo/lios, w)moge/rwn.
Same entry (though see n. 1 below) in the Synagoge, Photius' Lexicon (mu290 Theodoridis), and the Lexica Segueriana. The first glossing word, mesaipo/lios, is itself glossed in mu 648.
The neuter noun mesa/gkulon, literally "mid-loop", refers to a javelin with a thong (loop) used to hurl it, and is mentioned in tragedy, comedy and historiography (see LSJ s.v., and alpha 251). The present headword mesa/gkulos, evidently related to the adjective a)gku/los (cf. alpha 253, alpha 254, alpha 255), does not occur outside lexica.
In Hesychius mu892-893, mesa/gkula (sic) is directly followed by mesaipo/lios. As Bachmann and Nauck noted, lexicographers after him appear to have conflated the two entries.
[1] Theodoridis on Photius s.v. prints this as two words, mesos polios.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; medicine; military affairs; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 31 May 2009@23:33:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, added keywords, set status) on 1 June 2009@01:56:38.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaks) on 1 June 2009@03:39:23.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 16 May 2013@06:42:17.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@03:23:44.


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