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Headword: Aulos
Adler number: alpha,4447
Translated headword: aulos, pipe
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a straight spouting-out of blood. And a fitting [groove] of a buckle.[1] And a type of musical instrument.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] 'pipe' [in the sense of] a lengthy blowpipe.
In the Epigrams: and again:[3] "the wind-loving blacksmith's pipe."[4]
Greek Original:
Aulos: ho eis euthu exakontismos tou haimatos. kai peronês metron. kai mousikês ti organon. kai Aulos, ho epimêkês phusêtêr. en Epigrammasi: kai authis: aulon kamineutêra ton philênemon.
Notes:
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 17.297, Odyssey 22.19; and see pi 1361.
[2] Conventionally translated as "flute", but only, nowadays, by those with a woeful ignorance of musical instruments; actually more like an oboe. See generally M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 81-109.
[3] Adler notes (but does not follow) Kuster's deletion of the words "and again".
[4] Greek Anthology 6.92.1; cf. phi 330.
Keywords: definition; epic; imagery; medicine; meter and music; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 23 March 2002@15:31:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 11 April 2002@06:57:18.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; cosmetics) on 9 May 2006@08:26:09.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 30 April 2012@08:27:30.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 10 September 2015@10:50:07.

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