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Headword: *pinakopw/lhs
Adler number: pi,1614
Translated headword: board-seller
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a bird-seller. [So called] because they used to put the choice parts of birds on boards and sell them. Or [sc. because] a pinax [is] a kind of bird.
Greek Original:
*pinakopw/lhs: o( o)rneopw/lhs. o(/ti ta\ lipara\ tw=n o)rne/wn e)pi\ pina/kwn tiqe/ntes e)pw/loun. h)\ pi/nac, ei)=dos o)rne/ou.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 14 (web address 1), where this word is applied to a man called Philocrates. (The first of the two explanations given is the correct one.)
See also phi 381.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 March 2010@10:05:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 March 2010@01:46:09.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 10 March 2010@03:16:37.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaks) on 13 October 2011@07:42:40.
David Whitehead on 4 October 2013@04:15:27.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 13 December 2013@03:11:54.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 10 September 2021@00:38:25.


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