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Headword: Γέρρα
Adler number: gamma,177
Translated headword: flaps, screens
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Among Sicilians the female and male genitalia [sc. are so called].
Greek Original:
Γέρρα: παρὰ Σικελοῖς τὰ γυναικεῖα καὶ ἀνδρεῖα αἰδοῖα.
Notes:
So in e.g. Epicharmus (epsilon 2766) fr. 235 Kaibel = 226 Kassel-Austin, gerra Naxia, which Henderson (below) 25 calls 'a usage probably taken from the cult of Aphrodite at Naxos'.
For gerra in more straightforward senses cf. gamma 178, gamma 199, gamma 205.
Reference:
J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse (New Haven 1975)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; medicine; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 June 2002@12:51:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes,keyword, bibliography; cosmetics) on 25 June 2002@05:23:11.
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