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Headword: Γομφίους
Adler number: gamma,373
Translated headword: molars
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] teeth, fastenings.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] γομφιόδουπα χαλινά ["molar-rattings bits"]; [it occurs] in the Epigrams:[2] [it means] those which ring against the molars, that is the jaws.
Greek Original:
Γομφίους: ὀδόντας, κλειδώσεις. καὶ Γομφιόδουπα χαλινά: ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: τὰ εἰς τοὺς γομφίους κτυποῦντα, τουτέστι τὰς σιαγόνας.
cf. gamma 372, gamma 374.
[1] Likewise already in Hesychius, though there this accusative plural is not γομφίους but γόμφους .
[2] Greek Anthology 6.233.1 (Maikios).
Keywords: daily life; definition; medicine; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 November 2000@18:55:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 30 August 2002@09:36:55.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2002@09:38:38.
Catharine Roth (added betacode and keyword) on 11 January 2012@23:39:26.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 10 June 2012@07:07:18.
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