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Headword: Λυσίζωνος γυνή
Adler number: lambda,859
Translated headword: girdle-loosening woman
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] she who has drawn near to a man. For virgins about to have sex dedicated their virginal lingerie to Artemis.
Greek Original:
Λυσίζωνος γυνή: ἡ ἀνδρὶ πλησιάσασα. αἱ γὰρ παρθένοι μέλλουσαι πρὸς μίξιν ἔρχεσθαι, ἀνετίθεσαν τὰς παρθενικὰς αὑτῶν ζώνας τῇ Ἀρτέμιδι.
Notes:
The headword phrase (= headword + gloss in Hesychius lambda1443, with extra material) was, or became, proverbial: cf. Apostolius 10.96.
The adjective in it is also used of unarmed soldiers: see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; military affairs; proverbs; religion; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 24 November 2002@20:16:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 25 November 2002@03:52:50.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 March 2011@10:52:44.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@06:08:02.

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