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Headword: Κολοσύρτης
Adler number: kappa,1948
Translated headword: clamorous, uproarious, tumultuous
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is the related nun] κολοσυρτός , [meaning] clamor/tumult/uproar.[1]
[sc. What is created] while the dust is greatly being raised up and coming into the air; for the hollow [koilon] participates in convexity and prominence. Better the dust-cloud dragged along by hornless goats [koloi].[2]
Greek Original:
Κολοσύρτης. καὶ Κολοσυρτός, θόρυβος. μεγάλως αἰρομένης τῆς κόνεως καὶ εἰς ἠέρα ἱκνουμένης: τὸ γὰρ κοῖλον κυρτώσεως καὶ ὑπεροχῆς μετέχει. βέλτιον ὁ ὑπὸ τῶν κόλων συρόμενος κονιορτός.
The unglossed headword, ignored in LSJ, occurs only here.
[1] Epic/poetic word; see LSJ s.v.
[2] These attempted etymologies of κολοσυρτός are paralleled in other lexica and grammars.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 20 January 2009@03:10:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; modified keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 January 2009@03:40:47.
David Whitehead on 7 March 2013@04:41:04.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 26 December 2015@07:27:45.


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