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Headword: *ou)lo/s
Adler number: omicron,909
Translated headword: woolly
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he who has his hairs twisted together. Homer [writes] about Odysseus: "rounded in the shoulders, swarthy, woolly-headed."[1]
Greek Original:
*ou)lo/s: o( sunestramme/nas e)/xwn ta\s tri/xas. *(/omhros peri\ *)odusse/ws: guro\s e)n w)/mois, melano/xroos, ou)loka/rhnos.
The headword is more usually accentuated ou)=los: see LSJ s.v. (B).
Similarly in Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon (124.3), Hesychius, and the Etymologicum Magnum. See also omicron 910.
[1] Homer, Odyssey 19.246 (web address 1), about Eurybates.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 14 June 2009@16:39:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 June 2009@04:51:11.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, upgraded link, raised status) on 25 May 2010@21:55:39.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2013@06:51:20.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 April 2015@00:06:29.
Catharine Roth (modified link, tweaked note) on 28 February 2021@18:12:26.


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