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Headword: Λασιόκωφος
Adler number: lambda,135
Translated headword: hairy-mute
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is excessively mute;[1] e.g. having hairy ears, resulting in deafness and sense-deprivation.
Greek Original:
Λασιόκωφος: ὁ λίαν κωφός: οἷον λάσια τὰ ὦτα ἔχων, ὡς συγκεκωφῶσθαι καὶ ἀναισθητεῖν.
The headword is cited, here and elsewhere (see the references at Photius lambda110 Theodoridis), as if from Plato, Phaedrus 253E, but in fact it is a false reading of two separate words: see web address 1.
[1] By dint of being deaf; cf. generally kappa 2308.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 January 2007@09:21:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 18 January 2007@15:22:47.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 19 January 2007@03:11:00.
David Whitehead on 3 April 2013@06:38:56.


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