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Headword: Dikella
Adler number: delta,1087
Translated headword: fork, mattock
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] farm implement [of that name].[1]
"[For] those obtaining their livelihood not with oxen and fork, but with horse and sword."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related noun] dikelli/ths ["fork-man/fork-user"].[3]
Greek Original:
Dikella: geôrgikon ergaleion. ou bousi kai dikellêi porizomenois ton bion, all' hippôi kai machairai. kai Dikellitês.
[1] For the headword (already under alpha 365), which etymologically denotes an implement with two prongs, see e.g. Aeschylus fr. 196; Sophocles, Antigone 250; Euripides, Phoenissae 1155. (It occurs as a gloss for makella in scholia on Lucian, Hesiodus 7; and see mu 67.)
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
[3] See Lucian, Timon 8.
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; military affairs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 April 2005@18:39:08.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (added note; set status) on 8 April 2005@22:48:09.
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 April 2005@12:28:12.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 11 April 2005@13:14:28.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 2 October 2005@11:16:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 March 2011@03:51:33.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 July 2012@04:23:32.
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