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Headword: Λύει
Adler number: lambda,791
Translated headword: loosens
Vetting Status: high
"Loosens the bridle of virginity."[1] Meaning deflowers.
Greek Original:
Λύει: λύει δὲ χαλινὸν παρθενίας. ἀντὶ τοῦ διακορεῖ.
cf. delta 591 and delta 683.
[1] Likewise in Photius. An approximation of Pindar, Isthmian Odes 8.95 (45), on Thetis (who is doing the loosening herself) and Peleus.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 25 November 2002@19:53:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 26 November 2002@03:14:12.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2013@03:51:42.


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