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Headword: Ληκύθιον
Adler number: lambda,436
Translated headword: flask, oil-flask
Vetting Status: high
A vessel.[1]
"[He/she] had a flask hidden in [his/her] sash, in which the deadly drug was."[2]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "not according to your word will I scrape each phrase, but I will destroy the prologues from [ = with] your oil-flask." For they used to speak of shabby things [sc. with diminutive forms such as] κωδάριον ["little sheepskin"], ληκύθιον ["little oil-flask"], θυλάκιον ["little bag"].[3]
Greek Original:
Ληκύθιον: ἀγγεῖον. εἶχε δὲ ἐν τῇ ζώνῃ ληκύθιον παρηρτημένον, ἐν ᾧ τὸ φάρμακον ἦν τὸ θανάσιμον. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: οὐ κατ' ἔπος γέ σου κνίσω τὸ ῥῆμἄκαστον, ἀλλ' ἀπὸ ληκυθίου σου τοὺς προλόγους διαφθερῶ. μικροπρεπῶς γὰρ ἔλεγον κωδάριον, ληκύθιον, θυλάκιον.
cf. generally lambda 438, lambda 439.
[1] Adler reports parallel entries in the Laurentian and Ambrosian lexica.
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 23 Habrich.
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 1198-1200 (web address 1), with scholion on 1203; cf. kappa 1861. Aeschylus ridicules the prologues of Euripides.
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Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 April 2009@21:55:27.
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