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Headword: *phni/kh
Adler number: pi,1529
Translated headword: wig, toupee
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a head-covering made out of hairs, and artificial hair. Hence also [the verb] phniki/zein, [meaning] to deceive.[1] Of artificial hair they used to call one kind e)/ntrixon ["wig"], another proko/mion ["forelock"],[2] and another phnh/kh ["false hair"].
Greek Original:
*phni/kh: perikefalai/a trixwth/, kai\ periqeth\ ko/mh. e)/nqen kai\ phniki/zein, to\ a)pata=n. th=s de\ periqeth=s ko/mhs to\ me\n e)/ntrixon, to\ de\ proko/mion, to\ de\ phni/khn e)ka/loun.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; references at Photius pi862 Theodoridis. The headword is better spelled phnh/kh -- cf. delta 698 and epsilon 2189 (and entries in other lexica) -- though the iota is required by the alphabetical order here. See also phi 195.
[1] cf. phi 196.
[2] cf. pi 2477.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 September 2011@01:13:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 September 2011@04:10:50.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2011@06:20:28.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; tweaking) on 3 October 2013@05:28:16.


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