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Headword: Μιμαλλόνας
Adler number: mu,1072
Translated headword: Mimallones
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the bacchants of Dionysus; [so called] from imitation [μίμησις ], earlier called Klodones.
Greek Original:
Μιμαλλόνας: τὰς Βάκχας τοῦ Διονύσου: ἀπὸ τῆς μιμήσεως, πρότερον Κλώδονας καλουμένας.
Note:
Accusative plural, quoted from somewhere; perhaps Polyaenus 4.1.1, though he is not an author otherwise in evidence in the Suda. Compare in any event Hesychius mu1367 (and kappa3062) and Etymologicum Magnum 587.53, 588.42; and cf. eta 336 and kappa 1829.
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 August 2006@14:20:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 29 August 2006@03:05:47.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2013@07:42:52.

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