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Headword: *(ro/ptron
Adler number: rho,233
Translated headword: mousetrap; cudgel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] club, or trap, or punishment.[1]
In the Epigrams: "I dedicate to you these clubs, and having cast aside my ivy I will gird my hand with a gold-bound bracelet."[2]
Greek Original:
*(ro/ptron: r(o/palon, h)\ pagi/s, h)\ timwri/a. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: qh=ka de/ soi ta/de r(o/ptra, a)narri/yasa de\ kisso\n xei=ra perisfi/gcw xrusode/tw| spata/lh|.
For this headword see also rho 234.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius rho161 Theodoridis. The headword is quoted from Euripides, Hippolytus 1172; cf. the scholia there. For the various meanings of it, the neuter noun r(o/ptron, see LSJ s.v. The first one given there, 'the wood in a trap which falls when touched and catches the mouse', is attested in Archilochus, and is the relevant one here.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.74.7-8 (Agathias Scholasticus).
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; tragedy; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 September 2010@08:17:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, status) on 22 September 2010@23:39:09.
David Whitehead (another note) on 23 September 2010@03:23:03.
David Whitehead on 25 August 2011@04:38:38.
David Whitehead on 29 October 2013@07:32:04.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, coding) on 12 January 2022@22:53:13.


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