Suda On Line menu Search

Home
Search results for kappa,1139 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: Καυσία
Adler number: kappa,1139
Translated headword: kausia, cap
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a kind of barbarian covering for the head.
"A kausia, the hitherto adaptable gear for Macedonians, both a shelter in snow and a helmet in war".[1]
Greek Original:
Καυσία: εἶδος πίλου βαρβαρικοῦ ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς. Καυσίη, ἡ τὸ πάροιθεν Μακηδόσιν εὔκολον ὅπλον καὶ σκέπας ἐν νιφετῷ καὶ κόρυς ἐν πολέμῳ.
Notes:
A large and varied body of evidence testifies to the Macedonian origin of the kausia. A series of studies (1981-91) by B.M. Kingsley argued for its being a borrowing, by Alexander the Great, from India; but orthodoxy is fully and convincingly re-stated by E.A. Fredricksmeyer, "The kausia: Macedonian or Indian?", in I. Worthington (ed.), Ventures into Greek History (Oxford 1994) 135-158.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.335.1-2; cf. sigma 558.
Keywords: clothing; definition; geography; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 July 2001@04:35:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 6 June 2002@17:28:58.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 7 June 2002@03:06:35.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics) on 8 December 2003@14:11:17.
David Whitehead on 11 February 2013@08:36:56.

Find      

Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search