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Headword: *me/dimnon
Adler number: mu,404
Translated headword: bushel
Vetting Status: high
It is a measure of dry goods such as wheat or barley.[1]
Thus a bushel [is] six modii, so as to be a measure of 72 xestai, i.e. 108 litrai.[2]
Greek Original:
*me/dimnon: me/tron e)sti\ chrw=n oi(=on purw=n h)\ kriqw=n. *me/dimnon ou)=n modi/wn #2#, w(s ei)=nai me/tron cestw=n ob#, h)/toi litrw=n rh#.
See also mu 403.
[1] Abridged from Harpokration s.v. medimnos, commenting on Dinarchus fr. XIX.7 Conomis.
[2] We might have expected to be told that a medimnos was six hekteis; in fact this secondary gloss relates it to two Roman, not Greek, measures.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; daily life; definition; economics; food; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@05:47:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, set status) on 4 December 2003@00:33:37.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 4 December 2003@03:26:21.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 July 2011@06:23:02.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2013@04:03:26.


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