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Headword: *)amfi/coun
Adler number: alpha,1748
Translated headword: all-round-smoothing
Vetting Status: high
In the Epigrams: "and an all-round-smoothing adze."[1] That which smooths well.
Greek Original:
*)amfi/coun: e)n *)epigra/mmasi: a)mfi/coun te ske/parnon. to\ kalw=s ce/on.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras. The headword adjective, in the neuter singular, is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.205.9 (Leonidas of Tarentum), the retiring carpenter Leontichus dedicates his tools to Athena; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 109); (vol. II, 316-319); and other extracts from this epigram at alpha 3875, epsilon 3419, pi 938, rho 169, tau 1102, and chi 107. This epigram expands the list of carpentry tools mentioned in Greek Anthology 6.204. With the blade set at right angles to its helve, the adze would be used to shape, trim, and smooth logs and planks; cf. Gow and Page (vol. II, 318) and Blümner (203-204).
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)
H. Blümner, Technologie und Terminologie der Gewerbe und Künste bei Griechen und Römern, vol. II, (Leipzig, 1879)
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 August 2000@00:31:39.
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David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 July 2002@11:55:29.
David Whitehead (changed hw; another note; more keywords) on 21 February 2012@05:45:13.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 March 2012@01:18:11.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 17 February 2021@13:47:54.
Ronald Allen (added to bibliography) on 18 February 2021@18:27:00.


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