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Headword: *poto/s
Adler number: pi,2142
Translated headword: drinkable
Vetting Status: high
[poto/s means] that which is being drunk. But po/tos [is another name for] a symposium.[1]
"When the drinking had become intense, the host, laying a trap, was drinking little himself but ordering the servants to pour a lot for them."[2]
Greek Original:
*poto/s: to\ pino/menon. *po/tos de\ to\ sumpo/sion. sfodrou= de\ po/tou genome/nou, e)nedreu/wn o( e(stia/twr au)to\s me\n o)li/gon e)/pinen, au)toi=s de\ polu\ e)gxei=n toi=s qera/pousin e)ke/leue.
[1] i.e. same spelling but a difference between, respectively, oxytone and paroxytone. Same gloss in Philoponus, Differences; cf. Ammonius, and scholia on Aristophanes, Clouds 57, and on Lucian (90.19 Rabe -- on Lucian, Gallus 12).
[2] Quotation (illustrative of po/tos) again at sigma 1753 but with different wording there, including the name of 'the host': Parsondes the Mede. Jacoby, following earlier scholars, suggests adding both this material and epsilon 1604 to the end of Nicolaus of Damascus [nu 393] FGrH 90 F4, but see the note on the latter entry.
M. Petschenig, Wiener Studien 3 (1881) 297
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 February 2013@01:02:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; more keywords; tweaking) on 17 February 2013@04:32:49.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2013@04:49:39.
David Whitehead (expanded a note) on 24 June 2016@03:07:49.


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