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Headword: *)/eleos
Adler number: epsilon,793
Translated headword: mercy
Vetting Status: high
In the masculine, [meaning] pity.[1] But [sc. note also] e)leo/s oxytone, [meaning] a kitchen table.[2]
Aristophanes [writes]: "go then, take down his table." That is, the little kitchen table.[3] Homer [writes]: "throw [it] on the table."[4]
But e)leo/s is also a kind of bird.[5]
Greek Original:
*)/eleos: a)rsenikw=s h( e)lehmosu/nh. *)eleo\s de\ o)cuto/nws, h( mageirikh\ tra/peza. *)aristofa/nhs: i)/qi dh/, ka/qel' au)tou= tou)leo/n. toute/sti to\ mageiriko\n trape/zion. *(/omhros: ba/llon d' ei)n e)leoi=sin. e)/sti de\ e)leo\s kai\ ei)=dos o)rne/ou.
[1] Later also to\ e)/leos in the neuter.
[2] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 4.173A (4.73 Kaibel); cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 9.215.
[3] Aristophanes, Knights 152, with scholion.
[4] Homer, Odyssey 14.432.
[5] See eta 302.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; food; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 March 2006@00:41:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 6 March 2006@03:18:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 13 August 2012@04:21:02.
David Whitehead on 16 December 2015@10:03:17.


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