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Headword: *diaithth/rion
Adler number: delta,889
Translated headword: dwelling-place, living-room
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a place] in which [people] live their lives.
Greek Original:
*diaithth/rion: e)n w(=| diaitw=ntai.
Same entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
The headword, a neuter noun, is unlikely to be related to the technical meaning of diaita/w as "arbitrate" (cf. delta 888, delta 890, etc.), which would require it to bear the otherwise-unattested meaning 'arbitration-place' or the like. Rather, in attested instances diaithth/rion is a "living-room", derived from the primary meaning of the verb ("lead one's life", "dwell"; LSJ at web address 1). See Xenophon, Oeconomicus 9.4 (plural), possibly the genesis of the entry; Procopius, On Buildings 1.9.9 (singular).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law
Translated by: Dennis McHenry on 5 April 2005@14:15:31.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (added note; added cress-references; added keywords) on 5 April 2005@16:06:55.
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, note; added a keyword) on 11 April 2005@11:05:48.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 July 2012@05:07:23.
David Whitehead (coding) on 1 November 2015@10:27:43.


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