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Headword: *pantoligoxro/nios
Adler number: pi,239
Translated headword: all-too-short-lived
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] extremely short-lived. "And lately a bride all-too-short-lived"[1].
Greek Original:
*pantoligoxro/nios: pantelw=s o)ligoxro/nios. a)/rti de\ kai\ nu/mfh pantoligoxro/nios.
[1] Greek Anthology 7.167.6, attributed either to Dioscorides or to Hecataeus of Thasos (with a two-word phrase, pa/nt' o)ligoxro/nios, which has become the present single headword).
cf. the common trope of the virgin "married" to death instead of a husband: see R. Rehm, Marriage to Death: The conflation of wedding and funeral rituals in Greek tragedy. Princeton, 1994.
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; women
Translated by: Alex Gottesman on 24 March 2003@19:41:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied reference; added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 March 2003@03:14:35.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 August 2011@05:48:16.
David Whitehead on 13 August 2013@08:54:19.
David Whitehead (coding) on 21 May 2016@09:57:42.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 5 May 2021@01:01:48.


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