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Headword: *fimoi/
Adler number: phi,465
Translated headword: cups
Vetting Status: high
Aeschines [in the speech] Against Timarchus [writes]: "and phimoi and other dicing utensils."[1] The so-called muzzle, into which [dice] were thrown, was a cup. Diphilus says "pull the cup into the middle, so that one can throw in [the dice]."[2]
Greek Original:
*fimoi/: *ai)sxi/nhs kata\ *tima/rxou: kai\ fimou\s kai\ kubeutika\ e(/tera o)/rgana. fimo\s de/ e)stin o( kalou/menos khmo/s, ei)s o(\n e)neba/llonto. *di/filos de/ fhsin: e(/lk' e)s me/son to\n fimo/n, w(s a)\n e)mba/lh|.
Lightly abridged from Harpokration s.v.; see also Photius phi210 Theodoridis and the other references there.
The headword is nominative plural of the noun in question (the first quotation has the accusative plural); see LSJ s.v. III for this sense of it.
[1] Aeschines 1.59 (web address 1).
[2] Diphilus fr. 76 Kock (now 77 Kassel-Austin).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 December 2000@05:27:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 6 September 2002@09:46:52.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; added italics; cosmetics) on 14 December 2003@21:38:32.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 25 December 2010@16:39:06.
Catharine Roth on 25 December 2010@16:40:31.
David Whitehead (augmented primary note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 December 2010@03:25:45.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 July 2011@03:15:55.
David Whitehead on 12 December 2013@05:29:27.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@07:20:35.


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