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Headword: *proxo/w|
Adler number: pi,2936
Translated headword: with a pitcher
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with a pouring-upon, and with a certain vessel appropriate for this, bell-shaped.[1]
In the Epigrams: "to Priapus [she] dedicated a fawnskin and this golden pitcher."[2]
Greek Original:
*proxo/w|: th=| e)pixu/sei, kai\ a)ggei/w| tini\ ei)s tou=to e)pithdei/w|, kwqwnoeidei=. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: *pria/pw| nebri/da kai\ xruse/hn th/nde qe/to proxo/hn.
[1] = Synagoge pi743, probably from commentary to Homer's Odyssey where the headword, a feminine noun in the dative singular, occurs frequently in a formulaic line describing hand-washing (e.g. 1.136, 4.52, 7.172, etc.). For the first gloss (apparently a misinterpretation) see Apollonius Sophistes, Homeric Lexicon 135.33, and cf. Hesychius pi4100. For the nominative form of the same noun, see pi 2937.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.292.5-6 (Hedylus), also quoted at kappa 241. The word for 'pitcher' here is not the headword, but an apparently synonymous variant, proxo/h. On this epigram, Niconoe's tribute to Priapus for her victory in a beauty competition, see Gow and Page (vol. I, 100); (vol. II, 289-290); and further extracts at alpha 1357, alpha 1539, theta 12, lambda 63, lambda 468, and mu 1136. The items she dedicates suggest, as Gow and Page observe (vol. II, 290), that Niconoe might be a Bacchant (cf. beta 51 through beta 58). On Niconoe's unexpected dedication to Priapus, see alpha 1357 note.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
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Translated by: William Hutton on 10 October 2013@04:53:13.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented n. 1) on 10 October 2013@05:17:52.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 October 2013@05:55:03.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2013@04:59:21.
David Whitehead (coding) on 25 May 2016@03:26:44.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 25 December 2021@23:56:43.


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