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Headword: *ba/nausos
Adler number: beta,92
Translated headword: artisan, mechanic, banausos
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] any craftsman working by a fire. For a furnace is a baunos.[1]
Also, "[Caecilius] ordered the artisans from the agora to bring missiles and stack them up outside at the foot of the wall."[2]
Greek Original:
*ba/nausos: pa=s texni/ths dia\ puro\s e)rgazo/menos. bau=nos ga\r h( ka/minos. kai/, toi=s e)k th=s a)gora=s banau/sois fe/rein prose/tace be/lh kai\ paraba/llein e)/cw para\ to\n qeme/lion tou= tei/xous.
On banausoi cf. beta 93, and see generally (e.g.) Alison Burford, Craftsmen in Greek and Roman Society (London 1972) 25-6 and index.
[1] cf. beta 194. This etymology is found in Photius (Lexicon beta56) and elsewhere.
[2] Polybius 1.40.9, on the battle of Panormus (250 BCE).
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 July 2001@03:42:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 21 June 2002@14:55:44.
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