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Headword: *malaki/zesqai
Adler number: mu,90
Translated headword: to be soft
Vetting Status: high
Attic writers say that women, when ill, are 'soft', whereas men are 'weak'.[1]
Greek Original:
*malaki/zesqai: e)n tai=s no/sois fasi\n *)attikoi\ ta\s gunai=kas malaki/zesqai, tou\s de\ a)/ndras a)sqenei=n.
Photius mu58 Theodoridis gives this same material under the lemma malaki/zetai.
[1] Untrue: see LSJ s.v. at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; medicine; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 December 2003@08:51:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 26 December 2003@13:29:26.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 27 April 2013@23:22:28.
David Whitehead (another note) on 29 April 2013@05:00:02.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 1 July 2020@01:16:51.


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