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Headword: *kwlakre/ths
Adler number: kappa,2235
Translated headword: kolakretes, colacretes, ham-collector
Vetting Status: high
[So called] because it was customary for the priests to take the leftovers of a sacrifice -- skins and hams [kolai], for example.
Greek Original:
*kwlakre/ths: o(/ti no/mos h)=n ta\ u(poleipo/mena th=s qusi/as tou\s i(ere/as lamba/nein, a(/ ei)sin oi(=on de/rmata kai\ kwlai/.
From the scholia (again at nu 461) to Aristophanes, Wasps 695 (Web address 1), for which see already kappa 2234. P.J. Rhodes, A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia (Oxford 1981) 139, notes that a "steward" (tami/as) too -- see kappa 2234 -- originally meant one who carves and serves meat.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 September 2001@06:31:17.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Augmented note; added link; added italics; set status) on 23 October 2003@10:45:07.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics) on 23 October 2003@10:47:17.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 24 October 2003@03:14:05.
David Whitehead on 15 March 2013@04:53:21.


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