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Headword: Χαμεύνη
Adler number: chi,75
Translated headword: ground-sleeper
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he who makes his bed on the ground. Also [sc. attested is] a feminine form χαμεύνη ["cot"], [meaning] a low couch.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "certainly [I would] not [put down rushes] on my cot, at least not if I had a bed cord."[2]
Greek Original:
Χαμεύνης: ὁ χαμαὶ εὐναζόμενος. καὶ θηλυκὸν Χαμεύνη, ταπεινὴ κλίνη. Ἀριστοφάνης: οὐδ' ἂν χαμεύνῃ πάνυ γε κειρίαν γ' ἔχων.
[1] Very similar entry, so far, in Hesychius (chi143).
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 816 (web address 1 below); cf. kappa 1479. See also Etymologicum Genuinum and Etymologicum Magnum 806.28.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 March 2008@18:32:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 March 2008@05:41:39.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@08:23:27.


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