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Headword: Γυναικεία φύσις. Γυναικίας
Adler number: gamma,495
Translated headword: female nature, women's nature
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
But γυναικίας ["ladies' man"] [is] a man, one who is mad for women, [spelled] with iota.[1] Also [sc. attested is the participle] γυναικιζόμενος ["womanizing"], [meaning] being mad for women.
Greek Original:
Γυναικεία φύσις. Γυναικίας δὲ ἀνὴρ, ὁ θηλυμανὴς, διὰ τοῦ ι. καὶ Γυναικιζόμενος, ὁ θηλυνόμενος.
Notes:
The unglossed headword phrase is presumably quoted from somewhere -- perhaps Xenophon, Symposium 2.9.
[1] i.e. by contrast with the diphthong in the adjective in the headword phrase. For γυναικίας cf. kappa 1721, repeated kappa 2587.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 July 2002@13:02:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 3 September 2002@09:29:15.
David Whitehead (notes; betacode and other cosmetics) on 12 June 2012@05:00:52.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2015@03:50:48.

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