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Headword: *doxmh/
Adler number: delta,1434
Translated headword: a hand's breadth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] span.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "before wearing [it] a day it was more than two hands' breadth [wide]."[2]
Greek Original:
*doxmh/: spiqamh/. *)aristofa/nhs: pri\n h(me/ran forh=sai mei=zon h)=n duoi=n doxmai=n.
cf. pi 63.
[1] (Likewise or similarly in other lexica.) Approx. nine inches; but contrast delta 1435.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 318 (web address 1), on faulty shoe-leather; see again delta 1435.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 March 2005@00:19:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented and rearranged notes; added a keyword) on 8 March 2005@03:00:08.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 1 August 2011@21:48:23.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 17 July 2012@04:23:45.
David Whitehead on 17 July 2012@04:24:44.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 27 January 2014@04:28:07.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 14 November 2015@09:27:42.


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