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Headword: *diakekaume/non
Adler number: delta,571
Translated headword: lit-up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] having fire within itself. Aristophanes [writes]: "Give me a little basket lit-up with a lamp." -- "What need, wretched man, do you have for this weaving?" -- "No need, but I still want to get one." [sc. He speaks of "this weaving"] because the elderly, in view of the difficulty they had in walking, used to hide their lamp in a basket so as to shelter the fire.
Greek Original:
*diakekaume/non: pu=r e)n e(autw=| e)/xon. *)aristofa/nhs: do/s moi spuri/dion diakekaume/non lu/xnw|. ti/ d', w)= ta/las, tou=d' e)/xh| ple/kous xre/os; xre/os me\n ou)de/n, bou/lomai d' o(/mws labei=n. oi( ga\r presbu/teroi dia\ to\ mo/lis badi/zein e)n spuri/di e)/krupton to\n lu/xnon, w(/ste sw/|zein to\ pu=r.
Aristophanes, Acharnians 453-5 (dialogue between Dikaiopolis and Euripides: web address 1), with comment from the scholia there; cf. pi 1721, sigma 975, chi 458.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; medicine; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 1 October 2003@16:43:28.
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David Whitehead (added x-refs; cosmetics) on 2 October 2003@05:16:46.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 28 June 2012@05:34:40.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 27 January 2014@03:45:37.
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