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Headword: *mh=xos
Adler number: mu,1022
Translated headword: device
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] mechanism, contrivance.[1]
"On that very day she thought up the following device: she positioned a pierced sieve with her hand and espied several suns well through the thick reeds."[2]
Greek Original:
*mh=xos: mhxa/nhma, e)pino/hma. au)th=mar toi=on mh=xos e)pefra/sato: trhto\n ga\r qeme/nh xeri\ ko/skinon, eu)= dia\ puknw=n sxoi/nwn h)eli/ous plei/onas hu)ga/sato.
[1] This combination of glosses is not attested elsewhere, but cf. scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.342, 9.249; Hesychius mu1306; Etymologicum Magnum 585.20. See also mu 1021.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.291.6-8 (author unknown, but cf. alpha 84 and n.2 thereto). The context is a drunkard who, having prayed to Demeter that she would go 'one hundred suns' without alcoholic drink if saved from illness, discharges the vow early by arranging to see several suns at once; cf. Gow and Page (74-77) and additional lines at alpha 84 and sigma 955.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; epic; food; imagery; medicine; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 20 July 2009@01:28:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 20 July 2009@03:06:09.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2013@07:16:50.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 29 October 2018@18:04:04.
Ronald Allen (tweak n.2) on 30 May 2022@17:45:06.


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