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Headword: Χύτλα
Adler number: chi,607
Translated headword: bath, bath-water
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] water-and-oil.[1] Also [sc. attested is the related verb] χυτλάζειν ["to anoint after bathing"], [meaning] to mix, and to pour out. A "bath" [χύτλα ] is properly said [to be] anointing while the body is still wet from water.[2]
"Tell me, into what ewer shall I pour a bath for my feet, and from where."[3]
"[Spread your knees] on the carpets and give yourself a wet bath, like in gymnasia." Aristophanes [sc. writes this].[4]
For a bath [χύτλος ] [is] oil with water.[5]
Greek Original:
Χύτλα: ὑδρέλαιον. καὶ χυτλάζειν, τὸ μιγνύναι, καὶ διαχεῖν. χύτλα λέγεται κυρίως τὸ ὑγροῦ ἔτι ἀπὸ ὕδατος ὄντος τοῦ σώματος ἀλείψασθαι. φράσον δέ μοι, εἰς ὅ τι τεῦχος χεύομαι ποσὶ χύτλα, καὶ ὁππόθεν. ὑγρὸν χύτλασον σεαυτὸν ἐν τοῖς στρώμασι γυμναστικῶς. Ἀριστοφάνης. Χύτλος γὰρ τὸ μεθ' ὕδατος ἔλαιον.
[1] For this glossing term cf. under iota 112; and cf. generally chi 608.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 1213 (see n. 4 below); see also Hesychius, Erotianus 95.5.
[3] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 245 Pfeiffer.
[4] Aristophanes, Wasps 1212-1213 (web address 1); cf. chi 612.
[5] From the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 6.80 (web address 2), where a cognate verb appears. See also Hesychius s.v., Etymologicum Genuinum, Etymologicum Magnum 816.13.
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Keywords: athletics; comedy; daily life; definition; epic; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 April 2008@01:29:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 April 2008@09:47:11.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 November 2013@06:10:19.


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