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Headword: Λωποδύτης
Adler number: lambda,734
Translated headword: cloak-stripper
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a thief of outer-garments.[1]
Alternatively λωποδύτης [means] one who unclothes corpses.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] λωποδυτεῖν , [meaning] to steal outer-garments.[3]
"But the dead of the Persians, being unclothed and lacking burial, were a ready feast to the wild animals."[4]
Greek Original:
Λωποδύτης: ἱματίων κλέπτης. ἢ Λωποδύτης, ὁ νεκροὺς ἐκδύων. καὶ Λωποδυτεῖν, τὸ ἱμάτια κλέπτειν. οἱ δὲ τῶν Περσῶν τεθνεῶντες λωποδυτούμενοι καὶ ταφῆς ἀμοιροῦντες τοῖς θηρίοις ἑστίασις ἦν αὐτοσχέδιος.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica: see the references at Photius lambda503 Theodoridis. For the terms used here cf. lambda 731, lambda 735.
[2] Likewise in the Ambrosian Lexicon, according to Adler, and cf. Lexica Segueriana s.v.
[3] cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 165, where this verb occurs (present indicative, third person singular).
[4] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 3.17.19.
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; history; zoology
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 29 June 2009@23:22:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added reference and keyword) on 29 June 2009@23:31:18.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes, added keyword, set status) on 30 June 2009@01:40:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 30 June 2009@03:53:31.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 22 April 2013@07:46:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@15:03:22.

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