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Headword: *)aletri/banos
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:
*)aletri/banos: oi( me\n dase/ws para\ to\ tou\s a(/las tri/bein, oi( de\ yilw=s para\ to\ a)lei=n. kai\ doi=duc me\n *)attiko/n, a)letri/banos de\ *)asiano/n. le/getai de\ kai\ *(alo/triy. kai\ tou=ton dika/ranon a(lo/triba. kai\ *)aletri/s, h( mulwqro\s para\ *kallima/xw|.
[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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