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Headword: *oi)kodomh/
Adler number: omicroniota,66
Translated headword: house
Vetting Status: high
To build a house and to rear horses appear to be expensive; which is also connected to the Laconian curse. It is this: 'may house and rampart get you, and may your horse and your wife take a lover', all these things being expensive and damaging.
Greek Original:
*oi)kodomh/: o(/ti to\ oi)kodomei=n kai\ i(/ppous tre/fein dokei= dapanhra\ ei)=nai, o(/per kai\ th=| *lakwnikh=| prose/zeuktai kata/ra|. e)/sti de\ au(/th: oi)kodoma/ se la/boi kai\ a)mbola/, o( de\ i(/ppos kai\ a( guna/ toi moixo\n e)/xoi. w(s tou/twn pa/ntwn dapanhrw=n o)/ntwn kai\ e)pizhmi/wn.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 12, quoted at delta 22 (q.v.). See also alpha 1532, iota 577. For the headword, see omicroniota 69.
Keywords: architecture; comedy; daily life; economics; gender and sexuality; geography; science and technology; trade and manufacture; women; zoology
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 20 January 2002@01:29:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 January 2002@09:06:16.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 5 August 2013@07:48:43.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 21 March 2021@19:15:28.


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