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Headword: Ὑπήνη
Adler number: upsilon,427
Translated headword: hair on the upper lip
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] mustache, the chin, a beard, the hair-growth of the upper lip;[1] but the [hair on the] lower [lip is called] πάππος .[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑπήνη: μύσταξ, τὸ γένειον, πώγων, ἡ τοῦ ἄνω χείλους τρίχωσις: τὸ δὲ κάτω πάππος.
See also upsilon 428.
[1] Same or similar glosses in other lexica (references at Photius upsilon161 Theodoridis), and in scholia on Homer, Iliad 24.348 and Aristophanes, Lysistrata 1072. The first glossing word μύσταξ is actually the origin of English "mustache."
[2] cf. pi 264, and under gamma 142.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; epic; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 May 2011@01:38:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (typo and other cosmetics; another x-ref; another keyword) on 13 May 2011@03:25:07.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 14 May 2011@09:46:03.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2013@06:16:36.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 5 February 2014@08:02:37.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 17 May 2014@00:04:59.


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