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Headword: Zôropotai
Adler number: zeta,163
Translated headword: neat-wine-drinkers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unmixed-wine-drinkers.
Greek Original:
Zôropotai: akratopotai.
Same or very similar entry in other lexica, glossing a rare word for expressing this (see LSJ s.v. at web address 1) with a more common one. (Both, in fact, leave 'wine' unstated.)
At Hesychius zeta268 Latte claims the source of the headword as the poems of Gregory of Nazianzus. Another (better?) possibility is the opening line of a poem by the epigrammatist Hedylus, preserved in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 11.497D (11.97 Kaibel) = Greek Anthology Appendix #67.
cf. zeta 164.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; poetry; religion
Translated by: A. G. Kozak on 10 October 1999@01:24:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 17 August 2001@04:51:57.
Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou (expanded note; added keywords) on 25 February 2008@14:24:47.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 2 December 2012@05:12:35.
Catharine Roth (coding, tweaked link) on 5 December 2012@23:58:10.
Catharine Roth (supplemented note) on 27 August 2013@10:17:10.


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