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Headword: Δημός
Adler number: delta,453
Translated headword: fat
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] lard.[1]
"A fig-leaf baked thoroughly with ox fat". A dish made with brains [wrapped] in fig-leaves, that is, in the leaves of the fig-tree.[2]
Greek Original:
Δημός: τὸ λίπος. δημοῦ βοείου θρῖον ἐξωπτημένον. σκεύασμά τι μετὰ ἐγκεφάλου γινόμενον ἐν τοῖς θρίοις, τουτέστι τοῖς φύλλοις τῆς συκῆς.
Notes:
Repeated theta 502.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (and several scholia), and cf. delta 473.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 954, with comment from the scholia there. Here as also in Wasps 40 there is a pun on demos = fat and (delta 452) demos = the Athenian people. For the dish in question here see also Frogs 134.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; food; imagery; politics
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 29 June 2003@18:05:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 30 June 2003@03:15:46.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 26 June 2012@06:33:25.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 18 October 2015@04:46:30.

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