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Headword: Lophopôlein
Adler number: lambda,702
Translated headword: to sell crests
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to nod forward. For those selling crests would place them on the head and nod continuously, in order to show the buyers the hairs that were healthy and unmoistened.
Greek Original:
Lophopôlein: epineuein. hoi gar tous lophous pôlountes epi tên kephalên epitithemenoi sunechôs eneuon, hina paradeixôsin hugieis tas trichas kai abrochous tois ônêtais.
Note:
Same or similar entry elsewhere: see the references at Photius lambda416 Theodoridis. The headword infinitive is cited from Aristophanes: fr. 812 Kock, 850 K.-A.
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; imagery; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 12 November 2008@00:20:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (note; more keywords) on 12 November 2008@07:19:45.
David Whitehead (typo) on 27 March 2011@10:23:22.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2013@05:33:19.

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