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Headword: Skimpous
Adler number: sigma,607
Translated headword: pallet
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] bed; or cot.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the genitive] ski/mpodos.[2] What Aristophanes in Clouds calls a "holy pallet"[3] [is] either the seat of the philosophers or their bed. They say that a skimpo/dion ['little pallet'] is a non-standard term for 'lame-bed'; because being lame is called skimba/zein among the ancients. Or the one having crooked feet.[4]
Greek Original:
Skimpous: krabbatos: ê skamnos. kai Skimpodos. hieron skimpoda phêsin Aristophanês en Nephelais ê tên tôn philosophôn kathedran ê ton krabbaton. phasi de skimpodion idiôs legesthai to chôlokrabbaton: skimbazein gar to chôlainein para tois palaiois. ê ton skambous echonta podas.
Notes:
The bulk of the entry finds parallels in the scholia to the Aristophanes passage quoted (n. 3 below).
[1] = Synagoge sigma122, Photius sigma331 Theodoridis. Hesychius sigma997 has the 'bed' gloss only.
[2] Evidently quoted from somewhere; in the light of what follows, surely (as Adler has it) Aristophanes, Clouds 709.
[3] Aristophanes, Clouds 254.
[4] The last sentence, somewhat enigmatic in the Suda, is expressed more clearly in the scholia to Aristophanes as an etymology for the word skimba/zein ('limp') in the words crooked (skambou/s) and feet (po/das).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; philosophy; poetry; religion; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 February 2014@22:52:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 February 2014@23:33:29.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 23 February 2014@05:23:23.
David Whitehead on 23 February 2014@05:24:34.
William Hutton (harmonized note numbers) on 23 February 2014@09:54:02.

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