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Headword: Deilê opsia
Adler number: delta,314
Translated headword: late afternoon
Vetting Status: high
The [part of the day] around the setting of the sun. [sc. By contrast] dei/lh prwi/a ["early afternoon" is] the hour before lunch, or after lunch.[1] Xenophon [writes]: "when it was afternoon, a dust cloud appeared."[2]
And it is declined dei/lhs ["of the afternoon"].
Greek Original:
Deilê opsia: hê peri dusin hêliou. Deilê prôïa, hê pro aristou hôra, ê meta to ariston. Xenophôn: hênika de deilê egeneto, ephanê koniortos. kai klinetai deilês.
See the general note at delta 306.
[1] On a)/riston see LSJ s.v.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 1.8.8 (web address 1 below); cf. delta 315.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 September 2002@00:23:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 10 September 2002@01:21:40.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 10 September 2002@01:24:33.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 23 February 2003@11:32:10.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweaking) on 19 June 2012@07:47:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 16 July 2016@17:58:27.


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