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Headword: Χελύνη
Adler number: chi,194
Translated headword: lip
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning specifically] the upper lip.
"A Median arrow planted itself in his upper lip."[1]
And elsewhere: " man standing by man, biting his [sc. upper] lip in anger."[2]
Greek Original:
Χελύνη: τὸ ἄνω χεῖλος. εἰς τὴν ὑπερῴαν χελύνην ὀϊστὸς Μηδικὸς ἐνερρίζωτο. καὶ αὖθις: στὰς ἀνὴρ παρ' ἄνδρ', ὑπ' ὀργῆς τὴν χελύνην ἐσθίων.
Notes:
[1] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.6.2; see also upsilon 348.
[2] Aristophanes, Wasps 1083 (web address 1 below).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; imagery; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 March 2008@12:13:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 March 2008@05:19:32.
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