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Headword: Ψαλλομένης
Adler number: psi,12
Translated headword: being plucked
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] being pulled.[1] But strictly speaking psallein is plucking the strings with the tips of the fingers.[2]
In the Epigrams: "and a red-daubed rope being plucked by a rod's tip."[3]
Greek Original:
Ψαλλομένης: τιλλομένης. κυρίως δέ ἐστι ψάλλειν τὸ ἄκροις τοῖς δακτύλοις τῶν χορδῶν ἅπτεσθαι. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: μιλτοφυρῆ τε σχοῖνον ὑπ' ἀκρονύχῳ ψαλλομένην κανόνι.
[1] The headword, evidently quoted from somewhere (but not the quotation given), is present middle/passive participle, feminine genitive singular, of ψάλλω (cf. psi 13).
[2] This definition should perhaps have appeared under psi 9 (q.v.).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.103.5-6 (with the corresponding accusative of this participle); see already mu 1071 and note 3 there.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; poetry; science and technology
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg on 20 May 2002@09:52:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 May 2002@03:57:26.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 April 2010@06:59:33.
David Whitehead on 5 November 2013@05:09:30.
David Whitehead (coding) on 30 May 2016@07:33:49.


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