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Headword: Atalêisin
Adler number: alpha,4314
Translated headword: [in] delicate [fillies], [in] tender [fillies]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning in] soft [ones], [in] youthful [ones].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)talo/yuxos ["tender-hearted"].
In the Epigrams: "there is not as much pain for young men as was bestowed upon us tender-hearted girls."[2]
Greek Original:
Atalêisin: hapalais, neognais. kai Atalopsuchos. en Epigrammasi: êïtheois ouk esti tosos ponos, hopposos hêmin tais atalopsuchois echrae thêluterais.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 20.222, where the headword -- feminine dative plural of this adjective -- occurs: the three thousand mares of Erichthonios delight in their fillies (web address 1 below).
[2] Greek Anthology 5.296.1-2; cf. eta 136.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; gender and sexuality; mythology; poetry; women; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@22:33:49.
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