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Headword: *(riknou=sqai
Adler number: rho,166
Translated headword: to grow stiff, to dance suggestively
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be distorted, and to be altogether twisted in shape. But another meaning of r(iknou=sqai is to become bent in an unseemly way, both in intercourse and in dancing, by bending the pelvis. Sophocles in Trackers [sc. uses it in this latter sense].[1]
Greek Original:
*(riknou=sqai: to\ die/lkesqai, kai\ pantodapw=s diastre/fesqai kat' ei)=dos. le/getai de\ kai\ r(iknou=sqai to\ kampu/lon gi/nesqai a)sxhmo/nws kai\ kata\ sunousi/an kai\ o)/rxhsin ka/mptonta th\n o)sfu/n. *sofoklh=s *)ixneutai=s.
Same entry in Photius (rho124 Theodoridis), from Aelius Dionysius; similar ones elsewhere. For these two senses of the headword verb r(ikno/omai (denominative from r(ikno/s, rho 165) see LSJ s.v.
[1] Sophocles fr. 316 Radt (contextless).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; medicine; meter and music; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 September 2010@05:55:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 17 September 2010@12:32:25.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; more keywords) on 18 September 2010@09:12:32.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 25 August 2011@09:11:03.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@08:31:30.
Catharine Roth (expanded note with cross-reference) on 10 January 2022@13:24:29.


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