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Headword: *(o dei=na kalo/s
Adler number: omicron,34
Translated headword: so-and-so [is] beautiful
Vetting Status: high
It was a peculiarity of lovers to write the names of their beloveds on walls or trees or leaves of trees, thus: So-and-so [is] beautiful.[1]
[Genitive] dei=nos, [accusative] dei=na, [dative] dei=ni.[2]
Greek Original:
*(o dei=na kalo/s: i)/dion e)rastw=n h)=n to\ ta\ tw=n e)rwme/nwn o)no/mata gra/fein e)n toi=s toi/xois h)\ de/ndrois h)\ fu/llois de/ndrwn, ou(/tws, o( dei=na kalo/s. tou= dei=nos, to\n dei=na, tw=| dei=ni.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 144 (web address 1), where this practice is mentioned; cf. kappa 265.
[2] On the various attested case-forms (or lack of declension), see LSJ s.v. at web address 2.
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Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 December 2003@05:14:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and another note, set status) on 23 December 2003@12:34:42.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 June 2013@05:19:31.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 22 June 2013@15:53:40.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 23 December 2020@01:09:13.


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