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Headword: *ei)kai/a
Adler number: epsiloniota,66
Translated headword: random
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] slight, by chance.[1] Callimachus [writes]: "slight, from which the grinding-woman rubbed off not a little." That is, of which the miller-woman did not separate or even clean off the husks, i.e. bran. Meaning the flour has not been shaken.[2]
Greek Original:
*ei)kai/a: o)li/gh, w(s e)/tuxen. *kalli/maxos: ei)kai/hn, th=s ou)de\n a)pe/brase fau=lon a)letri/s. toute/stin h(=s ta\ a)pobra/smata, h)/goun ta\ pi/tura, ou)k a)pe/krinen, ou)de\ a)peka/qhren h( mulwqro/s. a)nti\ tou= a)/seiston to\ a)/leuron.
[1] Similarly glossed in other lexica.
[2] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 334 Pfeiffer, with scholion; cf. alpha 1146, alpha 3259.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; food; poetry; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 August 2005@22:22:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 August 2005@04:45:08.
David Whitehead on 23 November 2012@05:08:59.


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