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Headword: Ἰθύφαλλοι
Adler number: iota,251
Translated headword: Ithyphalloi, erect-phalluses
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] those which are bound upright at the thighs only, but not also on the neck; [made] from red hides. [The word] is used in the [entry] about a phallus.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἰθύφαλλοι: οἱ εἰς τοὺς μηροὺς μόνον, οὐχὶ δὲ καὶ ἐν τοῖς τραχήλοις ἐπ' εὐθείας δεσμούμενοι, ἐξ ἐρυθρῶν δερμάτων. εἴρηται ἐν τῷ περὶ φαλλοῦ.
On this nominative plural see already iota 250. For the present entry -- which seems to focus not on the individuals but on their costumes -- cf. Etymologicum Magnum 470.9, and ps.-Nonnus, Scholia Mythologica 4.38.18-20 (on Gregory of Nazianzus, PG 36.1005A).
[1] phi 60.
Keywords: Christianity; clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; stagecraft; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 May 2006@23:51:36.
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David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented note and keywords) on 25 May 2006@03:10:53.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 17 January 2008@10:35:30.
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David Whitehead (tweaking) on 10 January 2013@07:07:35.
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