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Headword: *lou=tron
Adler number: lambda,693
Translated headword: wash-water
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the wash-off, the filthy [water], that which has been washed off. "And he will drink the wash-water out of the baths."[1]
Procopius [writes]: "he bade the bath to be ready, for he wanted to take a bath there on the next day."[2]
[It is said that] Helladius the Alexandrian, a grammarian who lived under Emperor Theodosius the Second, wrote [a work entitled] Description of the Bathing-Place of the Constantinian Baths.[3]
Greek Original:
*lou=tron: to\ a)po/louma, to\ r(uparo/n, to\ a)po/loutron. ka)k tw=n balanei/wn pi/etai to\ lou=tron. *proko/pios: to\ balanei=on e)n paraskeuh=| e)ke/leue gene/sqai: lou=sqai ga/r oi( e)ntau=qa th=| u(sterai/a| boulome/nw| ei)=nai. o(/ti *(ella/dios, *)alecandreu/s, grammatiko/s, gegonw\s kata\ to\n basile/a *qeodo/sion to\n mikro\n e)/grayen *)/ekfrasin tou= lou/trou *kwnstantianw=n.
Notes:
cf. generally lambda 692, lambda 694.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 1401 (web address 1), with the glossing of the scholia there. The mss of both Aristophanes and the Suda (and, later still, Eustathius, Commentarii ad Homeri Iliadem 3 p.784 van der Walk) do transmit the headword as lou=tron; however, as that would be unmetrical in the Aristophanic line, the emendation to lou/trion proposed by Peter Elmsley (1773-1825) has been universally accepted; cf. LSJ s.v.
[2] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 1.13.17.
[3] From epsilon 732 (q.v.).
Reference:
M. van der Valk. 1971-1987. Eustathii archiepiscopi Thessalonicensis commentarii ad Homeri Iliadem pertinentes. vols. 1-4. Leiden: Brill.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
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Translated by: Abram Ring on 6 May 2009@16:37:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, keywords, status) on 6 May 2009@18:34:16.
David Whitehead (modified and expanded n.2; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 May 2009@03:41:47.
David Whitehead (rearranged and tweaked notes) on 22 April 2013@05:13:35.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added a link) on 15 June 2020@01:28:38.

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