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Headword: Καλυψώ
Adler number: kappa,273
Translated headword: Calypso, Kalypso
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name.
She [who is] not simple, but conceals her intention.[1] For Homer says that she is wily.[2]
Greek Original:
Καλυψώ: ὄνομα κύριον. ἡ μὴ ἁπλῆ, καλύπτουσα δὲ τὸ διανοούμενον. δολόεσσαν γὰρ λέγει αὐτὴν Ὅμηρος.
Notes:
[1] The name of the nymph Kalypso is etymologized as from the verb καλύπτω "conceal" (kappa 272); cf. Etymologicum Magnum 486.24-5.
[2] Homer, Odyssey 7.245 (web address 1); cf. 9.32 for the same adjective used of Circe.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; women
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 23 August 2003@08:17:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added notes and link) on 23 August 2003@12:10:19.
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 August 2003@05:49:05.
David Whitehead (augmented and tweaked notes) on 17 March 2008@09:23:57.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 April 2016@04:48:19.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 30 March 2019@15:59:21.

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