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Headword: *ku/lic
Adler number: kappa,2665
Translated headword: cup, kylix
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] bowl, flagon.[1]
Something else said is "little cup, lip knocked off,"[2] [meaning] broken off.
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "cup-tending explanations."[3]
"Falling as if onto mattresses and a cup laid out quite daintily he killed [...]"[4]
And elsewhere: "[receive] also the libation drop, always attending sacrifices, hiding in the tiny bottom of the cup."[5]
Greek Original:
*ku/lic: fia/lh, poth/rion. le/getai kai\ kuli/keion, xei=los a)pokekrousme/non, keklasme/non. kai\ *)epikuli/kioi e)chgh/seis. oi(=a dh\ e)n stiba/si kai\ ku/liki e)s to\ a(bro/teron a)nakeklime/nois e)pipesw\n e)/kteine. kai\ au)=qis: kai\ stago/na spondi=tin, a)ei\ qe/essin o)phdo/n, th\n ku/likos baiw=| puqme/ni keuqome/nhn.
See also kappa 2666.
[1] = Synagoge; Photius, Lexicon kappa1190 Theodoridis; cf. Etymologicum Gudianum 353.13.
[2] The words 'lip knocked off' occur as such in Aristophanes, Acharnians 459 (web address 1). Adler prints kuli/keion ('cuppish thing') although some mss. offer the preferable kuli/kion ('little cup'); the original, however, reads kotuli/skion ('little beaker'). See also alpha 3343.
[3] A phrase unattested elsewhere, but cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.2A [1.3 Kaibel] for "cup-tending discussions" (e)pikuliki/wn lo/gwn).
[4] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler suggested Aelian.)
[5] Greek Anthology 6.190.6-7 (Gaetulicus); see also sigma 958. Note that qe/essin in the Greek text of this quotation is a misprint for que/essin ('sacrifices'), as found in the texts of the Anthology and sigma 958.
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Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; food; imagery; poetry; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 29 March 2008@12:38:54.
Vetted by:
Jennifer Benedict (note tweaks, cosmetics, added Suda x-refs, raised status) on 29 March 2008@16:47:43.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 March 2008@05:00:15.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 20 March 2013@08:14:50.
William Hutton (tweaked translation, augmented n. 5) on 19 March 2014@11:51:06.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 March 2014@00:15:41.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 16 January 2015@05:06:10.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@11:28:39.
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