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Headword: *mu/lh
Adler number: mu,1408
Translated headword: mill, bottom millstone
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the lower millstone;[1] for the upper one is called a donkey.[2]
Procopius [writes]: "and when the aqueducts of the Roman territory had been taken apart, the water no longer powered the bottom millstones."[3]
Greek Original:
*mu/lh: to\ ka/tw tou= mu/lou: o( ga\r a)/nw o)/nos le/getai. *proko/pios: tw=n de\ o)xetw=n gh=s *(rwmai/wn diaireqe/ntwn, ou)ke/ti to\ u(/dwr ta\s mu/las e)nh/rgei.
Notes:
[1] LSJ s.v. mu/lh, h( II "nether millstone".
[2] LSJ s.v. o)/nos, o( VII.2 "the upper millstone" cf. Xenophon, Anabasis 1.5.5.
[3] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 5.19.19, with minor omissions. This concerns the Goths' attack on Rome and Belisarius' [beta 233] defense. For Procopius, see generally pi 2479.
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Translated by: Abram Ring on 5 May 2009@15:05:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks and keywords, status) on 5 May 2009@16:55:04.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 6 May 2009@03:16:16.
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