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Headword: *dwria/zein
Adler number: delta,1458
Translated headword: to dress like a Dorian girl
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be half-naked: for it is a Dorian custom [sc. for girls] to reveal the body at the side, because they do not have girdles, but for the most part they wear chitons; but in Sparta even the maidens appear [completely] naked.
Greek Original:
*dwria/zein: paragumnou=sqai: *dwriko\n ga/r e)sti to\ parafai/nein to\ sw=ma, dia\ to\ mhde\ zw/nas e)/xein, to\ polu\ de\ xitw=nas forei=n: e)n de\ *spa/rth| kai\ ta\s ko/ras gumna\s fai/nesqai.
Same or similar entry in other lexica, ultimately from Pausanias the Atticist (fr. 140). For the headword verb itself see e.g. Anacreon fr. 54 Page (PMG).
On the chiton, see generally chi 320.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; poetry; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 March 2003@00:38:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 18 March 2003@03:06:34.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 17 July 2012@06:08:35.


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