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Headword: Ἀκρόκομοι
Adler number: alpha,1005
Translated headword: crown-haired
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning men] wearing their hair moderately, or to excess, or wearing it on the crowns of the head.
Greek Original:
Ἀκρόκομοι: μετρίως κομῶντες, ἢ λίαν, ἢ τὰ ἄκρα τῆς κεφαλῆς κομῶντες.
Note:
Same or similar entry in other lexica. The headword, masculine nominative plural of this adjective, comes from Homer, Iliad 4.533. It is an epithet (there and subsequently) of the Thracians, who wore their hair in topknots on the crowns of their heads, or shaved their heads except for the crown.
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 March 2000@09:56:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented note; added keywords) on 5 June 2002@07:55:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 29 March 2006@08:10:36.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 31 January 2012@09:30:39.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2015@03:12:41.

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