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Headword: *lei=a
Adler number: lambda,353
Translated headword: smooth
Vetting Status: high
In Thucydides [sc. this means] plain ones, in contrast to brocaded and embroidered ones.
Greek Original:
*lei=a: para\ *qoukudi/dh| ta\ lita/, pro\s a)ntidiastolh\n tw=n u(fantw=n kai\ pepoikilme/nwn.
From the scholia to Thucydides 2.97.3 (web address 1), on tribute in kind to the ruling elite of the Odrysian Empire. This neuter plural is noted in LSJ s.v. as "of cloths, smooth, plain, not embroidered"; Thuc. writes o(/sa u(fanta/ te kai\ lei=a, "woven stuffs, both plain and embroidered".
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Keywords: clothing; definition; economics; geography; historiography; history; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 29 March 2009@10:27:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 March 2009@10:49:02.
David Whitehead on 16 April 2013@06:51:57.


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