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Headword: *fwssw/nion
Adler number: phi,674
Translated headword: phossonion, fossonium
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] something [made out of] linen, i.e. a curtain [or: garment]; or also the inflated sail of a ship; or a sort of face-towel. This is also the [sc. Greek] name for what Romans call an orarium.[1]
Greek Original:
*fwssw/nion: linou=n ti, h)/toi sindo/nion: h)\ kai\ to\ i(sti/on th=s new\s pefushme/non: h)\ prosw/pou ti e)kmagei=on. le/getai de\ ou(/tws kai\ o(\ para\ *(rwmai/ois kalei=tai o)ra/rion.
Same or similar material in other lexica; references at Photius phi384 Theodoridis.
The headword is the diminutive of phi 675, q.v. (with a single-sigma spelling).
[1] cf. omicron 496.
Keywords: botany; clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 August 2011@06:05:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 August 2011@14:23:50.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 9 August 2011@03:35:51.
David Whitehead on 17 December 2013@09:22:55.


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