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Headword: Λασιόκωφος
Adler number: lambda,135
Translated headword: hairy-mute
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Notes:
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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