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Headword: *skia/deion
Adler number: sigma,594
Translated headword: sunshade, parasol, sun-hat
Vetting Status: high
A kind of equipment, which the basket-bearers used to carry when they went out to the Eleusinia [sc. festival], in order not to be burned by the sun. Or what we call a kamelavkion.
Greek Original:
*skia/deion: kataskeu/asma/ ti, o(/per e)fo/roun ai( kanhfo/roi a)piou=sai ei)s ta\ *)eleusi/nia, e(/neken tou= mh\ kai/esqai u(po\ tou= h(li/ou. h)\ o(/per h(mei=s kamelau/kion le/gomen.
From the fuller scholia on Aristophanes, Birds 1508, where this neuter noun occurs.
For the 'basket-carriers', kanephoroi, see kappa 308.
On the kind of hat called a kamelavkion, see kappa 281, kappa 1588, and pi 1600.
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 October 2013@01:08:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 October 2013@04:29:15.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2013@08:29:10.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 8 July 2014@01:21:47.


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