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Headword: *dai=tas
Adler number: delta,126
Translated headword: feasts
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] parties.[1]
"Phoebus,... accept from the sailors this feast of hand-kneaded barley cake."[2]
Also, "just as Hesiod represents the sons of Aeacus as 'rejoicing in war as if in a feast."[3]
Greek Original:
*dai=tas: eu)wxi/as. *foi=be, de/cai plwth/rwn ma/zhs xerifure/a dai=ta. kai/, oi(/ous *(hsi/odos pareisa/gei tou\s *ai)aki/das, pole/mw| kexarho/tas h)u/+te daiti/.
[1] Likewise in other lexica, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 1.374 (where this accusative plural occurs), and generally delta 112, delta 120, delta 124, delta 127, delta 128.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.251.2-3; cf. chi 205.
[3] Polybius 5.2.6, quoting Hesiod fr.206 Merkelbach-West (77 Rzach).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; food; historiography; imagery; military affairs; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 July 2002@12:01:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 4 September 2002@07:35:01.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 17 June 2012@07:23:38.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2015@07:29:58.


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