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Headword: *)oarismoi/
Adler number: omicron,3
Translated headword: intimate chats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] conversations.
Greek Original:
*)oarismoi/: dialogismoi/.
Same entry in other lexica; references at Photius omicron3 Theodoridis.
The headword comes from o)ari/zw, apparently not in its sense of 'flirt, talk love' but rather 'converse in intimate privacy'; cf. omicron 2 & omicron 4. See LSJ entry at web address 1, and the articles of B. Mader in Lexikon des frühgriechischen Epos III (fasc. 16, 1997) 480-82.
According to Hesiod, Works and Days 789 (web address 2) one of the faults of a boy born on a particular day will be his liking for surreptitious o)arismoi/.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 July 2001@17:48:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 7 July 2001@05:44:38.
Catharine Roth on 19 December 2001@00:12:36.
Robert Dyer (Slight modification to Headword, addition to definition in notes, addition of reference to Homer lexicon) on 6 May 2002@07:24:47.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 25 December 2009@13:31:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 June 2013@04:50:47.
David Whitehead (another note) on 20 June 2013@04:52:56.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 20 December 2020@01:04:48.


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