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Headword: Aletribanos
Adler number: alpha,1146
Translated headword: pestle
Vetting Status: high
Some [sc. write this] with a rough breathing, from grinding salt [a(/las tri/bein], others with a smooth, from pounding [a)lei=n]. And whereas doi=duc [is an] Attic [word for this],[1] a)letri/banos is Asian.[2]
Also found is a(lo/triy ["salt-grinder"].
"And this double-headed salt-grinder".[3]
Also [sc. attested is] a)letri/s, the miller-woman in Callimachus.[4]
Greek Original:
Aletribanos: hoi men daseôs para to tous halas tribein, hoi de psilôs para to alein. kai doidux men Attikon, aletribanos de Asianon. legetai de kai Halotrips. kai touton dikaranon halotriba. kai Aletris, hê mulôthros para Kallimachôi.
[1] See Aristophanes, Knights 984.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 259, where the headword occurs in the accusative case.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.306.7 (Ariston), kitchen utensils dedicated to Hermes by the cook Spinther upon his affranchisement; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (42-43); vol. II (110-111); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 4064, beta 34, theta 539, mu 11, pi 3007, tau 73, tau 74, tau 799, chi 620, and omega 294.
[4] Callimachus, Hecale fr.334; cf. alpha 3259 and epsilon 66.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 May 2000@13:00:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords) on 28 January 2001@06:22:19.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 28 January 2001@06:27:22.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 12 June 2002@07:21:32.
David Whitehead (another note; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 5 February 2012@04:59:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 April 2012@02:07:40.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 14 April 2012@22:40:48.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 23 February 2019@00:37:57.
Ronald Allen (added cross-reference n.3) on 27 March 2019@21:37:52.


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