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Headword: Ψιμύθιον
Adler number: psi,108
Translated headword: white-lead
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A colour for a courtesan.
Greek Original:
Ψιμύθιον: χρῶμα ἑταιρικόν.
Notes:
See e.g. Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 878 (web address 1), with Ussher ad loc. Also has medical applications. (Different glossing in the Synagoge and ps.-Herodian 154.)
cf. under nu 315.
Reference:
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, edited with introduction and commentary by R.G. Ussher (Oxford 1973, reprinted Bristol 1986)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; medicine; science and technology; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@06:24:09.
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David Whitehead on 6 September 2002@06:29:06.
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 15 June 2004@00:03:22.
Catharine Roth (fixed link, expanded note) on 19 September 2011@21:52:09.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 September 2011@03:28:00.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2016@08:34:54.

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