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Headword: Ψαλλόμενος
Adler number: psi,13
Translated headword: being plucked
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] he who is listening to a harpist;[1] also 'kithara'd', [Meaning] he [who is listening to] a lyre.[2]
"Phraates sat on a golden throne plucking the cord of the bow."[3] Meaning bringing [it] close [to himself].
Greek Original:
Ψαλλόμενος: ὁ ἀκροώμενος ψάλτου, καὶ κιθαριζόμενος, ὁ κιθάρας. ὁ δὲ Φραάτης ἐπὶ δίφρου χρυσοῦ ἐκάθητο τὴν νευρὰν τοῦ τόξου ψάλλων. ἀντὶ τοῦ προσεγγίζων.
Notes:
[1] For the headword participle in this sense see Machon ap. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 8.348F (8.41 Kaibel).
[2] On these instruments see generally M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1991) chap.3.
[3] Cassius Dio 49.27.4; partially repeated at psi 14 (where, the participle being in the active voice, it is more apt.) For Phraates IV, king of Parthia, see web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; meter and music
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg on 20 May 2002@09:58:04.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (added link to information about Phraates) on 20 May 2002@21:02:13.
David Whitehead (modified translation; modified and augmented notes; added keyword) on 21 May 2002@03:32:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 April 2010@06:53:06.
David Whitehead on 5 November 2013@05:16:20.

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