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Headword: *skirafei=on
Adler number: sigma,620
Translated headword: casino, gaming-house
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] dicing-place.
[sc. So called] because the dice-players spent their time in Skiron, as Theopompus [sc. explains].[1]
Greek Original:
*skirafei=on: kubeuth/rion. e)peidh\ die/tribon *ski/rw| oi( kubeu/ontes, w(s *qeo/pompos.
From Harpokration s.v. skira/fia (neuter plural), glossing Dinarchus fr. XLVIII.7 Conomis.
[1] Theopompus FGrH 115 F228. For Skiron, on the road between Athens and Eleusis, see Pausanias 1.36.4, and sigma 623 below.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 December 2000@07:52:51.
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