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Headword: Ἡβητήρ
Adler number: eta,20
Translated headword: (young) adult, in one's prime
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] ἥβη ["youthful prime"], [meaning] the first growth of the [facial] hairs.[1]
In the Epigrams: "young men in their prime [are] not a fine thing. For I detest that fast growing [...] of the hairs."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἡβητήρ. καὶ Ἥβη, ἡ πρώτη ἔκφυσις τῶν τριχῶν. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: οὐ καλὸν ἡβητῆρες. ἀπεχθαίρω γὰρ ἐκείνην τὴν τρίχα τὴν ταχὺ φυομένην.
Notes:
The unglossed primary headword, illustrated by the quotation given, is a poetic variant of ἡβητής ; see LSJ s.v.
[1] See also, more generally eta 16.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.277.3-4, here lightly abridged.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; medicine; poetry
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 25 October 2003@01:35:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added note and keyword, set status) on 25 October 2003@02:15:27.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 October 2003@04:42:21.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 3 December 2012@03:26:59.

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