Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for gamma,108 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: Γελασίνοις
Adler number: gamma,108
Translated headword: with dimples
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with the lines that come about from laughing. In the Epigrams: "and marked with curving dimples she gleamed white from the tenderness of her derriere."[1]
Democritus the Abderite was called "Dimple" because of his laughing at the empty ambition of mankind.[2]
Greek Original:
Γελασίνοις: γραμμαῖς ταῖς ἐκ τοῦ γελᾶν γινομέναις. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: καὶ ῥ' ἡ μὲν τροχαλοῖς σφραγιζομένη γελασίνοις λευκὴ ἀπὸ γλουτῶν ἤνθεεν εὐαφίην. ὅτι ὁ Δημόκριτος ὁ Ἀβδηρίτης ἐπεκλήθη Γελασῖνος διὰ τὸ γελᾶν πρὸς τὸ κενόσπουδον τῶν ἀνθρώπων.
The headword noun, dative plural, is extracted from the epigram quoted.
[1] Greek Anthology 5.35.3-4.
[2] Quoted from delta 447.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; philosophy; poetry; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 July 2002@23:06:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 4 July 2002@04:56:32.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 5 June 2012@04:56:07.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 August 2012@22:12:50.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@08:18:24.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search