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Headword: *)asa/minqos
Adler number: alpha,4123
Translated headword: bathtub
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a vat, a cauldron.
In which the ancients used to wash themselves; for there were no bath-houses.[1]
[It is derived] from lessening [minu/qein] dirt [a)/sh].[2]
Greek Original:
*)asa/minqos: h( pu/elos, h( ska/fh. e)n ai(=s oi( a)rxai=oi e)lou/onto: ou)k h)=san ga\r balanei=a. para\ to\ th\n a)/shn minu/qein.
Similar material, variously, in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 10.576, where the accusative plural of the headword occurs.
cf. beta 64.
[1] cf. Artemidorus 1.64 (which more reasonably says 'those very long ago').
[2] cf. alphaiota 195, mu 1098.
Keywords: chronology; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 December 2001@14:29:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 13 December 2001@07:27:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 24 April 2012@03:53:48.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 March 2015@23:51:20.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 30 March 2015@03:04:31.


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