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Headword: Choinikes
Adler number: chi,591
Translated headword: choinix, choenix
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning the units] by which Egyptians measure [time-]periods.[1] "The category of supremely contemplative souls [is] rarer than that of the choinix, by which Egyptians measure [time-]periods; the likes of Amous and Antonios".[2]
Greek Original:
Choinikes: hois tas periodous metrousin Aiguptioi. spaniôteron de to genos tôn theôrêtikôtatôn psuchôn ê to tou choinikos, hôi tas periodous metrousin Aiguptioi: hoios ên Amous kai Antônios.
For this nominative plural headword see already chi 590. The present entry stems from a confusion between two Greek words which differ only in their initial consonant, choinix and (what it should be) phoinix; cf. under phi 798.
[1] The glossing phrase is taken from the quotation given.
[2] Synesius, Dio 9 (PG.66.1137a). For Amous and Antonios see alpha 1632.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; chronology; definition; geography; mathematics; philosophy; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 April 2008@09:35:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords, set status) on 4 April 2008@15:04:03.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 6 April 2008@04:06:15.
David Whitehead (another note) on 14 November 2013@05:22:07.


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