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Headword: Πυγαῖα
Adler number: pi,3108
Translated headword: bases, buttocks
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the mouldings of columns.[1] Also the [parts] of our bodies around the os sacrum.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] πυγαῖος ["buttocky"], [meaning] a man with no discipline.[3]
Greek Original:
Πυγαῖα: τὰς σπείρας τῶν κιόνων. καὶ τοῦ σώματος ἡμῶν τὰ κατὰ τὸ ἱερὸν ὀστοῦν. καὶ Πυγαῖος, ὁ ἀκόλαστος.
Notes:
[1] This gloss shows that the neuter plural headword is in the accusative case, evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] As we see here (and elsewhere), Latin os sacrum is a direct rendering of the Greek ἱερὸν ὀστέον (LSJ s.v. ἱερός , IV.10).
[3] Attested only here.
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 February 2010@08:53:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 23 February 2010@01:14:52.
David Whitehead (another note) on 23 February 2010@03:30:24.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@07:48:36.
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