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Headword: *pla/stigc
Adler number: pi,1695
Translated headword: scale, disk, horse-collar
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the counterpoise of a balance.[1]
And the part fitted on the balance, on which the beams are placed.[2]
"Along with the supervisors of the scales he restored the money to the Persians."[3]
Greek Original:
*pla/stigc: tou= zugou= to\ a)nti/rropon. kai\ to\ kathrthme/non tou= zugou= me/ros, w(=| e)penti/qentai ta\ zuga/. a(/ma toi=s tw=n plasti/ggwn e)pista/tais a)pokate/sthse toi=s *pe/rsais ta\ xrh/mata.
For another application of this word, see pi 1696.
[1] Same or similar gloss in other lexica; references at Photius pi916 Theodoridis.
[2] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 1378 (where the dual of the headword occurs).
[3] Menander Protector 6.1. Blockley (fr. 11 FHG), overlapping with the quotation at alpha 3339.
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; geography; historiography; history; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 September 2012@23:08:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 9 September 2012@05:15:35.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 9 September 2012@07:09:41.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@05:34:07.


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