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Headword: Μύστακα
Adler number: mu,1483
Translated headword: upper lip; moustache
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the lip.
"[sc. The emperor Maurice] appointed John the Moustached, and voted [sc. Drocton] the Lombard [sc. to be second-in-command]."[2]
See in the [entry] aponoia.[3]
Greek Original:
Μύστακα: τὸ χεῖλος. Ἰωάννην τὸν Μυστάκωνα παρεστήσατο, καὶ χειροτονεῖ τὸν Λογγίβαρδον. ζήτει ἐν τῷ ἀπόνοια.
Notes:
The headword is in the accusative case, evidently quoted from somewhere (perhaps Eubulus fr. 113 Kock, now 112 K.-A., though there are other possibilities).
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.17.8.
[3] For more about facial hair [alpha 3460].
Keywords: biography; clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 July 2009@05:20:17.
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