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Headword: *si/dia
Adler number: sigma,381
Translated headword: rinds
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the husks of pomegranates.[1] Children used to cut wheels and wagons out of hides; but out of pomegranates, when they eat the innards, they carve frogs out of the husks. Or sidi/wn ['[out] of rinds'], [meaning sc. those] of pomegranates. Aristophanes [writes]: "and he used to make frogs out of rinds, can you imagine?"[2] In reference to those wishing to demonstrate that they possess talent. "As a little child this one here used to carve houses and ships at home and fashion leather wagons and make frogs out of rinds, can you imagine?"
Greek Original:
*si/dia: ta\ le/pura tw=n r(oiw=n. ta\ de\ paidi/a e)k me\n tw=n derma/twn perie/temnon troxou\s kai\ a(ma/cas: e)k de\ tw=n r(oiw=n, o(/tan katafa/gwsi ta\ e)nto/s, e)k tw=n lepu/rwn batra/xia glu/fousin. h)\ sidi/wn, tw=n r(oiw=n. *)aristofa/nhs: ka)k tw=n sidi/wn batra/xous e)poi/ei, pw=s dokei=s; e)pi\ tw=n boulome/nwn dei=cai eu)fui/+an e)/xein. paida/rion o)\n toioutoni\ e)/platten e)/ndon oi)ki/as nau=s t' e)/glufen a(maci/das te skuti/nas ei)rga/zeto ka)k tw=n sidi/wn batra/xous poi/ei, pw=s dokei=s;
From commentary to Aristophanes, Clouds 881 (see n. 2), where the headword (here nominative/accusative plural) occurs in the genitive plural (as later in the entry). Cf. sigma 380.
[1] cf. Hesychius sigma598.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 881, which also occurs with a paraphrase of the broader context (878-881) below, and has also been quoted at pi 2185. See also tau 1171.
Keywords: agriculture; art history; botany; children; comedy; daily life; definition; food; philosophy; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 May 2014@12:20:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 1 June 2014@05:36:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 1 June 2014@07:41:40.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference, cosmeticule) on 17 February 2022@00:15:40.


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