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Headword: Okrioeis
Adler number: omicron,124
Translated headword: jagged, pointed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] rough.[1]
In the Epigrams: "... and [sc. the calligrapher Callimenes dedicates to Hermes] a jagged stone (referring to the pumice stone) with which the double-toothed reed, having been blunted by prolonged writing, is sharpened...."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] o)kruo/essa ["chilling"], [meaning] horrible, frightful.[3] "Even if your chilling barge is heavily laden, accept me, Diogenes the Cynic, having perished."[4]
Greek Original:
Okrioeis: ho trachus. en Epigrammasi: kai lithon okrioenta, donax hothi disson odonta thêgetai [tên kisêrin legôn], ambluntheis ek dolichographiês. kai Okruoessa, phriktê, phobera. dexai m', ei kai soi mega brithetai okruoessa baris, apophthimenon ton Kuna Diogenê.
The headword (which occurs in the first quotation given in the masculine accusative singular) is an adjective in the masculine nominative singular; see generally LSJ s.v.
[1] The gloss is the same grammatical form as the headword. The headword is similarly glossed by Orion [Author, Myth], Etymologicum 122.5; Etymologicum Magnum 621.6 (Kallierges), and ps.-Zonaras 1438.26. The masculine (and neuter) dative singular form of the headword occurs at Homer, Iliad 4.518 (web address 1); cf. Hesychius omicron491, and Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon 120.1. Adler also cites the Lexicon de Spiritu, L.C. Valckenaer, ed.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.65.5-6, attributed to Paul the Silentiary (d. ca. 580 CE); OCD(4) s.v. and PLRE, s.v. Paulus (21). The parenthetical remark, identifying the stone as volcanic pumice, is inserted into the epigram by the Suda; cf. kappa 1670.
[3] The adjective o)kruo/essa, probably extracted from the quotation given, is the feminine nominative (and vocative) singular form of o)kruo/eis, -essa, -en; see LSJ s.v. This adjective and the first of the following glosses -- frikth/ (feminine nominative/vocative singular of the adjective frikto/s, -h/, -o/n) -- are also given by the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.740 (web address 2) and by ps.-Zonaras 1440.1. The genitive singular forms of the adjective and its gloss, o)kruoe/sshs and frikth=s, respectively, are found in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 6.344 (web address 3); cf. Hesychius omicron494-495. Here Adler also cites Lexicon Ambrosianum 122 and Valckenaer's Lexicon de Spiritu. [In her critical apparatus Adler reports that mss TM transmit o)krio/essa.]
[4] Greek Anthology 7.67.3-4 (Leonidas of Tarentum); epitaph of Diogenes, addressed to Charon [Author, Myth]; already in full at beta 114 and slightly abridged at alpha 3638; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 126); (vol. II, 367-368); and further excerpts from this epigram at epsilon 2061, epsilon 3944, and pi 2073. Diogenes the Cynic (the Dog; 412/403-324/321 BCE; from the city of Sinope, in Asia Minor, present-day Sinop in Turkey; Barrington Atlas map 87 grid A2) flouted social norms and espoused a simple, natural style of life; see generally OCD(4) s.v. Diogenes(2), and cf. delta 1141, delta 1143, delta 1144. On Charon, ferryman of the dead to Hades, see chi 135. [In her critical apparatus Adler reports that mss GTM read o)krio/essa within the quoted epitaph.]
J.R. Martindale, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. IIIb, (Cambridge, 1992)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
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Translated by: Ronald Allen on 1 December 2009@02:35:52.
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