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Headword: Ἔθειραι
Adler number: epsilon,319
Translated headword: locks
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] hairs that are tended to habitually.[1]
"When Eudoxos carded his first fine locks."[2] ['Carded'] meaning combed. And [sc. again] in the Epigrams: "Doris, pulling back one hair of her golden lock."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἔθειραι: αἱ ἐξ ἔθους ἐπιμελούμεναι τρίχες. πρώτας ὁππότ' ἔπεξε καλὰς Εὔδοξος ἐθείρας. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐκτένισε. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: χρυσῆς εἰρύσασα μίαν τρίχα Δωρὶς ἐθείρης.
Poetic noun; cf. epsilon 318.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon (63.9), and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 8.42, where the headword occurs (dative plural, of a horse's mane: web address 1 below). See also epsilon 320.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.279.1.
[3] Greek Anthology 5.229.1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; epic; gender and sexuality; poetry; women; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 26 June 2005@12:20:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added notes, link, cross-reference, keyword, status) on 26 June 2005@21:29:09.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 27 June 2005@02:48:45.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 31 July 2012@03:54:18.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword; cosmetics) on 7 December 2015@05:54:43.


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