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Headword: Ῥαῖκος
Adler number: rho,76
Translated headword: Rhaikos, Raecus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] Roman.[1] But ῥέκος with epsilon means a girdle.[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥαῖκος: ὁ Ῥωμαῖος. Ῥέκος δὲ διὰ τοῦ ε ψιλοῦ σημαίνει τὴν ζώνην.
Notes:
[1] Ῥαικός is cited from Epicharmus (fr. 184 Kaibel, now 180 Kassel-Austin). Philoxenus [phi 394] fr. 588 Theodoridis reportedly said this was from Γραικός [Latin Graecus, "Greek" (gamma 447)] and the G had been dropped. Hesychius, on the other hand, says that Ῥαικός means Hellene, and the Romans have added the G.
[2] See rho 94.
Keywords: clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 August 2010@12:05:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 August 2010@03:06:06.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 27 August 2010@07:06:40.
David Whitehead on 27 October 2013@09:26:07.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 14 June 2014@01:21:22.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 January 2015@11:30:21.

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