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Headword: Οἰκία
Adler number: omicroniota,62
Translated headword: house
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a hospice.[1] Also [sc. attested is] οἰκίδιον ,[2] [meaning] the (home) building.
Also οἰκίον , [meaning] the little (home) building.
"Would that I might build a little home." Meaning that I might house-build.[3]
Greek Original:
Οἰκία: τὸ ὁσπήτιον. καὶ Οἰκίδιον, τὸ οἴκημα. καὶ Οἰκίον, τὸ μικρὸν οἴκημα. οἰκίον εὖτε δέδοιμι. ἀντὶ τοῦ οἰκοδομοίην.
The primary headword is the common word in the Suda (and all Greek) for 'house, home' in the sense of the building where a person lives, as distinct from οἶκος , a person's property, including his home. The two supplementary nouns given here with diminutive suffixes do not necessarily imply small size.
[1] It is unclear in what sense the Greek borrowing from Latin hospitium is intended here. Note the transliteration of Latin -i- as eta, showing that the shift in pronunciation of the latter is already complete. See also omicron 705.
[2] This word is also used of the cage for animals and for the "tower" placed on the backs of elephants, otherwise called θωράκιον (theta 438), as used by Hannibal in clearing the boughs of trees.
[3] A fragment of Callimachus quoted from delta 164. (Here δέδοιμι is certainly a false reading for the present optative active of δέμω .)
Keywords: architecture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 6 March 2002@09:38:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 12 September 2002@06:08:16.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference, betacode) on 14 December 2005@13:55:01.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 5 August 2013@07:04:25.


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