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Headword: *)antli/a
Adler number: alpha,2751
Translated headword: bilge, bilge-water
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the hold [of a ship]. "So I will seize and take away the bilge[-water] itself".[1] From a metaphor of ships.
For antlia is also said to be the efflux of a ship.
And the Pisidian [writes]: "from those that have the foul-smelling bilges".[2]
Also [sc. attested is] antlos ["heap"], [meaning] the collection of the corn-ears in the harvest.
"[He consecrates] to you these things, on the threshing-floor on which he winnowed a great heap of barleycorns, and he saw a rich harvest".[3]
Greek Original:
*)antli/a: h( ska/fh. au)th\n a)/r' oi)/sw sullabw\n th\n a)ntli/an. a)po\ metafora=s tw=n ploi/wn. le/getai ga\r a)ntli/a kai\ h( tou= ploi/ou e)kroh/. kai\ *pisi/dhs: e)k tw=n e)xo/ntwn ta\s dusw/deis a)ntli/as. kai\ *)/antlos, h( sugkomidh\ tw=n a)staxu/wn e)n th=| a(/lw|. soi\ tau/tas e)/f' a(/lwos, e)f' a(=| polu\n e)/brasen a)/ntlon kriqw=n, kai\ lipara\n ei)=de gewmori/hn.
See already alpha 2750.
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 18 (web address 1). This is the line immediately following the one quoted under alpha 2750.
[2] George of Pisidia, Contra impium Severum 621; cf. pi 713.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.258.3-4 (Adaeus); cf. gamma 165, phi 507. In this epigram a farmer dedicates a ewe, a heifer, and basketed cakes to Demeter; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 4-5), (vol. II, 4-5), and further excerpts at omicron 26 and omicron 95.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 November 2000@00:05:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes) on 20 November 2000@05:18:37.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 15 August 2002@06:31:30.
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