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Headword: *puti/nh
Adler number: pi,3260
Translated headword: pytine, wicker-flask
Vetting Status: high
A plaited thing [made] from green shoots, which Diitrephes the nouveau riche plaited. And elsewhere he [sc. Aristophanes] says 'Diitrephes with wicker-flask wings'.[1]
So a pytine [is] what we call a flaskion.[2]
Greek Original:
*puti/nh: ple/gma a)po\ qallw=n, a(/per *dii+tre/fhs o( neo/ploutos e)/pleke. kai\ a)llaxou= fhsi. *dii+tre/fhs putinai=a e)/xwn ptera/. *puti/nh ou)=n, o(/per le/getai par' h(mi=n flaski/on.
[1] Aristophanes, Birds 798, with scholion; see already under pi 3259 (and delta 1054).
[2] Likewise in the Etymologicum Gudianum.
Keywords: biography; botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; imagery; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 March 2010@08:38:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 May 2010@22:02:05.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 19 May 2010@03:48:21.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@09:56:10.
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