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Headword: *plokami/s
Adler number: pi,1784
Translated headword: lock of hair
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"Instead of a lock of hair, Far-shooter, may beauty be upon you."
Greek Original:
*plokami/s. a)nti\ de/ soi plokami=dos, *(ekhbo/le, ka/llos e)pei/h.
Notes:
Greek Anthology 6.279.3, where instead of soi "upon you" the text has oi( "upon him" (the boy who has just had his first haircut). The headword is a poetic equivalent of plo/kamos (pi 1785); cf. pi 1787, pi 1788, pi 1801.
"Far-shooter" is an epithet of Apollo (see epsilon 432).
Keywords: children; clothing; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 October 2012@02:22:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 2 October 2012@03:25:55.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 2 October 2012@09:40:58.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 7 October 2013@03:22:51.

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