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Headword: Δυσειδής
Adler number: delta,1625
Translated headword: misshapen, unshapely
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] shapeless.
Greek Original:
Δυσειδής: ὁ ἄμορφος.
Notes:
Hesychius delta2553 has the same headword (a nominative singular) but glosses it with the phrase κακὸν εἶδος ἔχων , "having a bad shape". Latte ad loc. regards that entry as generated by Herodotus 6.61.3 (accusative δυσειδέα in the story of King Ariston of Sparta's third wife).
Headword and gloss are often used together by Byzantine writers, especially John Chrysostom (on several occasions), Photius, Simplicius and others.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; medicine; women
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 22 March 2005@16:50:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; cosmetics) on 23 March 2005@03:27:59.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 19 July 2012@10:02:40.

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