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Headword: Χλαῖναι
Adler number: chi,336
Translated headword: chlainai, cloaks
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] wraps.[1]
Homer differentiates the peplos[2] -- which is female dress, a garment fastened on the shoulder -- from cloaks. The same thing he also calls ἑανόν .[3]
Greek Original:
Χλαῖναι: περιβολαί. διαστέλλει Ὅμηρος τὸν πέπλον ἀπὸ τῶν χλαινῶν, ὅς ἐστι γυναικεῖον ἔνδυμα, ἐμπερόνημα. τὸ δὲ αὐτὸ καλεῖ καὶ ἑανόν.
The headword is nominative plural; for its singular see already chi 335.
[1] Likewise in other lexica.
[2] Homer, Iliad 24.229-230 (web address 1); cf. pi 1006.
[3] Homer, Iliad 5.734 (= 8.385) (web address 2); cf. Hesychius s.v. ἑανός .
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 28 December 2007@19:44:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords, set status) on 28 December 2007@21:17:13.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 29 December 2007@00:40:04.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 30 December 2007@04:26:24.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@04:59:52.


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