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Headword: Κοκκύαι
Adler number: kappa,1917
Translated headword: foremothers
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning sc. female] ancestors.[1] "From you [she] seated with her ancient foremothers [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Κοκκύαι: αἱ πρόγονοι. ἀφ' ὑμέων κοκκύῃσι καθημένη ἀρχαίῃσι.
Notes:
[1] Nominative plural; also spelled κοκύαι (as the meter requires in Callimachus: next note).
[2] Callimachus, Hecale fr.340.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2008@18:55:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 31 December 2008@04:40:27.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 31 December 2008@17:00:29.
David Whitehead on 6 March 2013@08:55:11.
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 1 May 2016@10:10:37.

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