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Headword: Σφαγεῖον
Adler number: sigma,1702
Translated headword: slaughter-basin
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the vessel for receiving blood, the one the poet called amnion ["blood-basin"].
Greek Original:
Σφαγεῖον: τὸ τοῦ αἵματος δεκτικὸν ἀγγεῖον, ὃ εἶπεν ὁ ποιητὴς ἀμνίον.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius sigma850 Theodoridis). From the scholia to Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 754, where the headword (a neuter noun) occurs. 'The poet' = Homer, Odyssey 3.444.
cf. alphaiota 202.
Keywords: comedy; definition; epic; medicine; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 May 2014@07:50:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 25 May 2014@11:07:44.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 26 May 2014@03:09:04.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2014@03:49:27.

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