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Headword: Mudôntes
Adler number: mu,1377
Translated headword: dripping
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] being wet,[1] saturated, rotted.
And in the Epigrams: "to Kypris are dedicated these spoils of her virginal desires, still all dripping with perfumes."[2]
Greek Original:
Mudôntes: brechontes, diugrammenoi, sapentes. kai en Epigrammasi: hês para Kupridi tauta murois eti panta mudônta keintai, partheniôn hugra laphura pothôn.
The headword participle, masculine nominative plural, is similarly glossed in Photius (mu572 Theodoridis) and other lexica. It must be quoted from somewhere; perhaps Polybius 6.25.7 (of the leather coverings of early Roman cavalry shields), or Josephus, Jewish War 3.530 (of corpses).
A similar gloss appears in the scholia on Nicander, Theriaca 308 (where the lemma is mudo/wntes).
cf. generally mu 1373, mu 1374, mu 1375.
[1] The present participle bre/xontes is transmitted in the lexica; Theodoridis (above) declares his support for Naber's emendation to aorist braxe/ntes
[2] Greek Anthology 5.198.3-4. 'Kypris' is Aphrodite (kappa 2738).
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; historiography; imagery; military affairs; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 August 2009@05:53:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 6 August 2009@16:55:15.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 7 August 2009@03:11:14.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 7 August 2009@11:04:11.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2013@08:27:06.


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