Translation - Μετάφραση

Translation Assistance => Other language pairs => Ancient Greek->English translation forum => Topic started by: spiros on 08 Apr, 2021, 15:38:22

Title: καλλαβίς -> callabis dance, callabis
Post by: spiros on 08 Apr, 2021, 15:38:22
I see LSJ using a capital Καλλαβίς, is there any reason for that?
καλλαβίς - Ancient Greek (LSJ) (https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%B1%CE%B2%CE%AF%CF%82)
Title: καλλαβίς -> callabis dance
Post by: billberg23 on 08 Apr, 2021, 23:11:13
Probably inadvertent, through anglophonic influence.  As the proper name of a dance, it would be capitalized in English.
Title: καλλαβίς -> callabis dance
Post by: spiros on 09 Apr, 2021, 11:53:18
Proper names of dances are capitalised in English?
tango - Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tango)
Title: καλλαβίς -> callabis dance
Post by: billberg23 on 09 Apr, 2021, 14:56:14
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. )."