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spiros

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I see LSJ using a capital Καλλαβίς, is there any reason for that?
καλλαβίς - Ancient Greek (LSJ)
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Probably inadvertent, through anglophonic influence.  As the proper name of a dance, it would be capitalized in English.



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Sorry, senior moment.  My impression probably came from dances like the Charleston, which is of course based on a place-name, or the Black Bottom, which may have a topographical origin.  The etymologists do not capitalize καλλαβίς;  Beekes says "The word seems to be derived from *κάλλαβος; it would belong to the group of popular, lower class words in -βος; (cf. Chantraine 1933: 260ff. )."



 

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