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Headword: Γενειάς
Adler number: gamma,142
Translated headword: beard
Vetting Status: high
[Means] the hairs. [sc. But neuter] geneion ["chin"] [means] the place, the part of the body.
"Our of his bushy beard flowed springs of fountain water."[1]
Search in [the entry on] aponoia ["senselessness"].[2]
The growth of hair above the lips is called a "moustache" [mustax], but that below a "beard" [pappos].[3]
Greek Original:
Γενειάς: αἱ τρίχες. Γένειον, ὁ τόπος, τὸ μέρος τοῦ σώματος. ἐκ δὲ δασκίου γενειάδος κρουνοὶ διερραίνοντο κρηναίου ποτοῦ. ζήτει ἐν τῷ ἀπόνοια. ὅτι ἡ τοῦ ἄνω χείλους τρίχωσις λέγεται μύσταξ, τὸ δὲ κάτω πάππος.
[1] Sophocles, Trachiniae 13-14 (web address 1 below).
[2] alpha 3460.
[3] Quoted from pi 264.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; medicine; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 July 2002@00:00:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@06:20:09.
Catharine Roth (supplied link) on 10 February 2008@22:55:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 June 2012@07:57:56.
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