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Headword: *purgi/skoi
Adler number: pi,3200
Translated headword: cabinets, cupboards
Vetting Status: high
and treasure-chests:[1] household furniture.
Also [sc. attested is the verb] a)popurgi/zw.[2]
Diagoras wrote the Apopyrgizontes Logoi,[3] containing his withdrawal and falling-away of the belief concerning the divine; for he had previously been an atheist.[4]
Greek Original:
*purgi/skoi kai\ *qhsaurofula/kia: skeu/h kat' oi)=kon. kai\ *)apopurgi/zw. *diago/ras e)/graye tou\s *)apopurgi/zontas lo/gous, a)naxw/rhsin au)tou= kai\ e)/kptwsin e)/xontas th=s peri\ to\ qei=on do/chs: a)/qeos ga\r h)=n to\ pro/teron.
For the primary headword, here in the nominative plural, see LSJ s.v. purgi/skos, 2.
[1] Adler classifies this phrase as part of the headword. Both terms are linked by Artemidorus 1.74 as symbols of similar meaning that one might see in dreams; cf. under theta 362.
[2] Only (as a participle) in what follows: see next note.
[3] This cryptic title might be interpreted in a number of ways: Discourses that.. (a) remove towers (sc. the defences of the speaker's enemies), (b) reflect the towered-off (sc. secluded, ostracized) status of the speaker, (c) fight from the towers (sc. warding off attacks from the speaker's enemies), etc.
[4] cf. delta 523, which presents a longer excerpt from the same source (ascribed to Hesychius of Miletus 191), and clarifies the context somewhat. See also alpha 3493.
Keywords: architecture; biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; imagery; philosophy; poetry; religion; rhetoric; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 March 2008@06:12:34.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented notes, added keywords, raised status) on 26 March 2008@09:59:07.
David Whitehead (another note) on 27 March 2008@05:22:28.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@05:23:10.


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