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Headword: *xalkw=|
Adler number: chi,56
Translated headword: with a bronze [one]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with an iron [one].[1]
The material itself [is] chalke. But [one says] chalkous statue, the derivative adjective. And the feminine [is] chalke, as with chrysous ["golden"] and chrysos ["gold"].[2]
Greek Original:
*xalkw=|: sidh/rw|. o(/ti xalkh= au)th\ h( u(/lh. xalkou=s de\ a)ndria/s, to\ metousiastiko/n. kai\ to\ qhluko\n h( xalkh=, w(s xrusou=s kai\ xruso/s.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.417, where the dative-case headword occurs (of an unstated weapon). For the metallurgical illogicality involved here cf. already under chi 54.
[2] Also at alpha 2714.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Constantina Katsari on 30 June 2002@11:08:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 July 2002@03:18:30.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 22 April 2010@06:48:20.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@06:56:26.


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