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Headword: Χαλίμα
Adler number: chi,22
Translated headword: loose woman
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a prostitute. [The term comes] from loosening [χαλᾶσθαι ] the body as a result of drink, or of madness.
Greek Original:
Χαλίμα: ἡ πόρνη. ἀπὸ τοῦ χαλᾶσθαι τὸ σῶμα ἀπὸ μέθης, ἢ μανίας.
Hesychius gives the word as χαλιμάς .
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; imagery; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 November 2001@11:05:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 6 September 2002@01:19:44.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 26 July 2003@11:31:59.
Catharine Roth (added betacode) on 3 June 2007@12:06:29.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@05:55:06.


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