Cremasteras

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Cremasteras vocant greci nervos quibus testiculi suspensi sunt Cornelius celsus.


Apparatus:

Celsus om. e


Translation:

Cremasteres is the name the Greeks give to the muscles/nerves from which the testicles are suspended, according to Cornelius Celsus.


Commentary:

Cremasteras:
Greek κρεμαστήρ /kremastḗr/ means "suspender"; κρεμαστῆρες /kremastêres/ "{pl. lit. 'suspenders'} the muscles by which the testicles are suspended" < κρεμάω /kremáō/ "to hang up, be suspended".
Simon’s form Cremasteras < κρεμαστῆρας /kremastêras/ reflects the Greek accusative plural, here dependent on vocant.

Simon is referring to Celsus De medicina [[1]] in 7, 18, ed. Spencer (1935-8: VII.390), where he talks about surgery: Dependent {sc. testiculi} vero ab inguinibus per singulos nervos, quos cremasteras Graeci vocant, cum quorum utroque binae descendunt et venae et arteriae. Spencer (1935-8: VII.391), the editor and translator of the Loeb edition translates: - "Now the testicles hang from the groins, each by a cord which the Greeks call the cremasters ... with each of which descends a pair of veins and a pair of arteries".


WilfGunther 18:36, 11 March 2015 (UTC)


For further information see [[2]].


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