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Headword: *puramou=s
Adler number: pi,3192
Translated headword: pyramous, honey-cake
Vetting Status: high
A kind of cake [made] out of boiled honey and roasted wheat [pyros], like a sesamous [is made] from sesame. These they offered as prizes for those who stayed awake at drinking-parties, and he who had stayed awake until dawn took [sc. this as] a prize.[1] "Ours [is] the honey-cake".[2]
Greek Original:
*puramou=s: ei)=dos plakou=ntos e)k me/litos e(fqou= kai\ purou= pefrugme/nou, w(s shsamou=s o( dia\ shsamh=s. tau=ta de\ e)ti/qesan a)=qla toi=s diagrupnhtai=s e)n toi=s sumposi/ois, kai\ o( diagrupnh/sas me/xri th=s e)/w tau=ta e)la/mbanen e)/paqlon. h(me/teros o( puramou=s.
cf. tau 439 and tau 518.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 277, where the word appears: see next note. For the sesamous, see sigma 341.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 277 (web address 1, cf. tau 518 and notes 6 and 7), and again Thesmophoriazousai 94.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2001@06:35:46.
Vetted by:
Robert Dyer (Added cross reference, minor cosmetics. Raised status) on 17 May 2002@18:24:54.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 18 March 2010@10:15:04.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 19 March 2010@11:56:27.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 11 January 2014@01:07:38.


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