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Headword: Anêmiôboliaia
Adler number: alpha,2416
Translated headword: half-obol-portions
Vetting Status: high
Meaning each of them [are] half an obol, a half-obol's worth. Nouns come from syntax: kalo\s kai\ a)gaqo/s ['fine and good'], kalokagaqi/a ['fineness-and-goodness']; qeo\s [1] e)xqro/s, ['hateful to gods'] qeoexqri/a ['hatefulness to the gods']; so a)nhmiwbo/lion ['a half-obol'], a)nhmiwboliai=a ['half-obol-portions'].
Greek Original:
Anêmiôboliaia: anti tou hekaston autôn hêmisu obolou, axia hêmiôboliou. apo de suntaxeôs onomata ginetai: kalos kai agathos, kalokagathia: theos echthros, theoechthria: houtôs anêmiôbolion, anêmiôboliaia.
Aristophanes, Frogs 554 (a)n' h(mioboliai=a, portions of meat: web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
cf. theta 181, kappa 251.
[1] Better dative plural: qeoi=s.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2003@12:24:52.
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Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics, link, status) on 21 December 2003@19:02:27.
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