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Headword: *)ala/bastron
Adler number: alpha,1051
Translated headword: alabastron, unguent-flask
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] vessel of [= for] unguent,[1] without handles, [made] of stone,[2] or a stone unguent-box.
Greek Original:
*)ala/bastron: a)/ggos mu/rou mh\ e)/xon laba\s liqi/nou h)\ li/qinos muroqh/kh.
Same or similar material in other lexica.
The earlier Attic form is a)la/bastos (see alpha 1050). Derivation: a)- "not" and labh/ "handle" (from labei=n "take hold").
[1] For mu/ron ('sweet oil, unguent, perfume': LSJ) cf. mu 1449, mu 1450, mu 1452.
[2] In Adler's text this adjective is in the genitive case, i.e. agreeing with 'unguent'; it should obviously be accusative, agreeing with 'vessel' (as in ms. M and other lexica).
Keywords: art history; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2001@22:14:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 June 2002@09:08:00.
Catharine Roth (removed nonworking link) on 8 June 2002@14:43:17.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics; removed inoperative link) on 9 August 2007@15:09:49.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks) on 10 August 2007@03:11:40.
Catharine Roth (added more betacode) on 10 August 2007@11:10:41.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword) on 2 February 2012@05:41:07.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 2 February 2012@18:23:19.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 May 2015@11:03:10.


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