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Headword: *(alw/nhton
Adler number: alpha,1384
Translated headword: salt-bought
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that which is purchased by salt.
Equivalent to barbarous. Also [there is] a proverb: 'a salt-bought slave'. In reference to those worthy of no account; inasmuch as merchants conveying salt inland used to take servants in exchange for this.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the masculine nominative] a(lw/nhtos, likewise [meaning] barbarous. For the Thracians used to exchange slaves for salt.[2]
Greek Original:
*(alw/nhton: to\ u(po\ a(lw=n e)wnhme/non. i)/son tw=| ba/rbaron. kai\ paroimi/a: *(alw/nhton a)ndra/podon. e)pi\ tw=n ou)deno\s lo/gou a)ci/wn: paro/son oi( e)/mporoi komi/zontes ei)s th\n meso/gaian a(/las a)nti\ tou/tou oi)ke/tas e)la/mbanon. kai\ *(alw/nhtos, o(moi/ws ba/rbaros. oi( ga\r *qra=|kes a)ndra/poda a(lw=n a)pedi/donto.
[1] Zenobius 2.12.
[2] Same material in Photius and elsewhere.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; food; geography; military affairs; proverbs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 June 2000@12:19:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 July 2002@10:07:29.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 24 February 2011@04:52:57.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 10 February 2012@04:30:39.
David Whitehead on 13 June 2015@08:41:23.


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