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Headword: *)askw/mata
Adler number: alpha,4183
Translated headword: oar-pads
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the coverings of leather on oar handles, which they use on triremes, in the hole through which the oar handle was placed. For Thorykion wrote his plans on pieces of leather and sent them to the enemies in Laconia.
Greek Original:
*)askw/mata: ta\ e)n tai=s kw/pais skepasth/ria e)k de/rmatos, oi(=s xrw=ntai e)n tai=s trih/resi, kaq' o(\ trh=ma h( kw/ph ba/lletai. ei)s difqe/ras ga\r ta\s dianoi/as ta\s e(autou= gra/yas o( *qwruki/wn e)/pempe toi=s polemi/ois e)n th=| *lakwnikh=|.
This gloss is taken from the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 364, where the headword -- a neuter plural -- appears (web address 1 below); again under delta 1290.
Thorykion has been previously mentioned as a "wicked tax-collector"; but see under theta 444.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; geography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@23:15:51.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, added keywords, cosmetics, raised status) on 21 March 2002@10:10:32.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 10 April 2002@03:59:01.
David Whitehead (added note) on 26 August 2002@05:56:10.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 25 April 2012@05:07:22.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2013@05:04:55.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 26 November 2015@02:04:37.


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