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Headword: *qumhdi/a
Adler number: theta,559
Translated headword: joy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] delight, enjoyment, gladness.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] qumhdou/menoi ["they deriving joy"].[2] "Deriving joy from pan-pipes and auloi, they were [inclined] to joys with boys and women."[3]
Greek Original:
*qumhdi/a: te/ryis, trufh/, eu)frasi/a. kai\ *qumhdou/menoi. oi( de\ u(po\ suri/ggwn kai\ au)lw=n qumhdou/menoi meta\ pai/dwn kai\ gunaikw=n pro\s qumhdi/as h)=san.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; see the references at Photius theta260 Theodoridis. The headword is not in LSJ, but see Lampe s.v.
[2] Present middle participle of qumhde/w, masculine nominative plural; presumably from the quotation which follows.
[3] Quotation -- corrupt, in Bernhardy's opinion -- unidentifiable. (Adler tentatively attributed it to Aelian.)
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; meter and music; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 October 2007@00:47:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented n.2 and keywords) on 28 October 2007@06:36:26.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@05:48:56.


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