κωλάνεμος -> demon of colic, fart;

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κωλάνεμος -> fart;
κωλάνεμον

κωλάνεμος · Tod, M.N., Hermathena 59, 1942, p.93
RBLG 3 Supl.: H-L

23. Bonner, Studies, 64-66. The primary argument for die reinterpretation is the inscription on a gem in Copenhagen: ΠΡΟΣ ΚΩΛΑΝΕΜΟΝ. S. Eitrem. «Die magischen Gemmen und ihre Weihe», Symbolae Osloensis 19 (1939). 76. fig 2 convincingly suggested that the Marsyas-scheme represents the personified demon of colic, Kolanemos, a hapax legomenon, would be his name (πρòς κωλάνεμον).
P. 79, footnote 23
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arpad-M-Nagy/publication/270158665_Daktylios_Pharmakites_Magical_Healing_Gems_and_Rings_in_the_Graeco-Roman_World_In_I_Csepregi_and_Ch_Burnett_eds_Ritual_Healing_Magic_Ritual_and_Medical_Therapy_from_Antiquity_until_the_Early_Modern_Pe/links/54a152710cf267bdb902b459/Daktylios-Pharmakites-Magical-Healing-Gems-and-Rings-in-the-Graeco-Roman-World-In-I-Csepregi-and-Ch-Burnett-eds-Ritual-Healing-Magic-Ritual-and-Medical-Therapy-from-Antiquity-until-the-Early-Modern.pdf

Da je ova gema služila u svrhe izlječenja crijevnih tegoba analogijom nam dokazuje gema s gotovo identičnim takvim prikazom iz Nacionalnog muzeja u Kopenhagenu koja na reversu ima i zapis πρòς κωλάνεμον koji svakako upućuje na količke probleme.
(That this gem served the purpose of curing intestinal ailments is proved by analogy with a gem with an almost identical display from the National Museum in Copenhagen, which has the inscription πρòς κωλάνεμον on the reverse, which certainly points to colic problems.)
https://repozitorij.ffzg.unizg.hr/en/islandora/object/ffzg%3A494/datastream/PDF/view
« Last Edit: 14 May, 2021, 12:37:15 by spiros »





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Only someone whose library affords access
LEXICOGRAPHICAL NOTES on JSTOR
Hermathena - Department of Classics - Trinity College Dublin

I don't think it could mean anything else really, it is pretty self-explanatory :)
« Last Edit: 14 May, 2021, 10:13:20 by spiros »


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May well be;  but  it would be important to know if it's a god, or a condition, or both;  and when, and where ...  Αt least now we're pretty sure it's not a βωμολοχία, but something serious enough to be gemmized ...



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(-:  Por supuesto!  First essential info that it could be not simply a "fart," but something far more sublime!


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