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Headword: Μαρίλη
Adler number: mu,196
Translated headword: coal-dust, coal embers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] faint fire.[1]
[Meaning] dust, and the finest of coals.[2] "A smith, so full of smoke and coal-dust."[3] And Cratinus in Hours [writes]: "he was killed with his throat full of coal-dust."[4]
[Meaning] the ash from coals.[5] Aristophanes [writes]: "and out of fear of the coal-dust, my charcoal basket kept squirting on me, just like a squid."[6]
Greek Original:
Μαρίλη: ἀμαυρὸν πῦρ. ὁ χνοῦς, καὶ τὸ λεπτότατον τῶν ἀνθράκων. χαλκεὺς οἷά τις γέμων καπνοῦ καὶ μαρίλης. καὶ Κρατῖνος ἐν Ὥραις: ἐφθάρη μαρίλης τὴν φάρυγγα πλέαν ἔχων. ἡ ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνθράκων σποδιά. Ἀριστοφάνης: ὑπὸ τοῦ δέους δὲ τῆς μαρίλης μοι συχνὴν ὁ λάρκος ἐπετίλησεν, ὥσπερ σηπία.
cf. mu 195.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 609.
[2] In Photius, Lexicon mu114 Theodoridis, ὁ χνοῦς τῶν ἀνθράκων . In Orion [Author, Myth] τὸ λεπτὸν τῶν ἀνθρακῶν .
[3] Formerly Comica adespota fr. 443 Kock, but not in K.-A.; now attributed to Julian.
[4] Cratinus fr. 257 Kock, now 277 K.-A.
[5] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 350; see next note.
[6] Aristophanes, Acharnians 350-1 (web address 1), already at epsilon 2095 and lambda 124. The accepted text has a different compound verb, ἐνετίλησεν .
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 15 April 2009@07:36:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 April 2009@08:13:26.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 May 2013@01:48:12.
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David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 23 December 2014@04:44:09.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 December 2014@07:05:10.
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