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Headword: *)akroqi/nia
Adler number: alpha,1002
Translated headword: spoils, akrothinia
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the first-fruits of the annual crops. But in the strict sense akrothinia is the name for the first-fruits which those [who make their living] out of importing dedicate, because they are saved from the sand [a)po\ tou= qino/s], that is from the sea-shore. Others [say they are] the spoils of war, since many people are spoiled [si/nesqai], that is harmed, in war. Or the tops of heaps.[1]
Or plunder.[2]
Heraclides the Lycian sophist, said: 'Nicetes the purified', unaware that he was fitting spoils of pygmies onto a colossus.[3]
[There is] a proverb, 'to fit spoils of pygmies onto a colossus'; in reference to people labouring in vain.[4]
Greek Original:
*)akroqi/nia: ai( tw=n e)niausiai/wn karpw=n a)parxai/. a)kroqi/nia de\ kuri/ws kalei=sqai ta\s a)parxa\s, a(\s a)natiqe/asin oi( e)c e)mpori/as, para\ to\ a)po\ tou= qino\s, toute/sti tou= ai)gialou=, sesw=sqai au)ta/. a)/lloi de\ ta\ a)po\ tw=n pole/mwn, para\ to\ si/nesqai e)n tw=| pole/mw| pollou\s, toute/sti bla/ptesqai. h)\ ta\ a)/kra tw=n swrw=n. h)\ ta\ la/fura. o(/ti *(hraklei/dhs o( *lu/kios sofisth\s e)/fh, *nikh/ths o( kekaqarme/nos a)gnoh/sas a)kroqi/nia pugmai/wn kolossw=| e)farmo/zein. paroimi/a, a)kroqi/nia pugmai/wn kolossw=| e)farmo/zein: e)pi\ tw=n ma/thn kopiw/ntwn.
[1] Same or similar material in Photius and other lexica; and cf. the scholia to Euripides, Phoenissae 203, where the neuter plural headword occurs.
[2] cf. Hesychius alpha2606.
[3] Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 1.19; cf. eta 462 and nu 387.
[4] cf. Apostolius 15.12; Tosi (cited under alpha 378) no.1906.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; geography; imagery; military affairs; proverbs; religion; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 July 1999@14:22:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 15 February 2001@05:37:27.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 9 November 2005@07:26:06.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; cosmetics) on 31 January 2012@09:19:13.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 26 April 2012@01:27:30.
David Whitehead (augmented n.3) on 17 August 2012@06:26:27.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 22 May 2015@03:06:02.


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