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Headword: Ôphthalmismenous
Adler number: omega,276
Translated headword: inlaid, set
Vetting Status: high
The couches of the ancients used to have their feet inlaid with rubies[1] and amber.
Greek Original:
Ôphthalmismenous: ôphthalmismenous anthraxi kai êlektrois eichon tous podas hai klinai tôn archaiôn.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 532. See already under eta 199.
[1] Or garnets: anthrax seems to cover both, and indeed other red precious stones (LSJ s.v., II).
Keywords: art history; comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 September 2005@04:58:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 7 September 2005@12:18:59.
David Whitehead (augemented note) on 8 September 2005@03:03:21.
David Whitehead on 4 November 2013@05:50:37.


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