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Headword: *spuri/dion
Adler number: sigma,975
Translated headword: little basket
Vetting Status: high
"[Give me a little basket] lit-up with a lamp." [This is said] because older people, because of difficulty in walking, used to hide a lamp in a basket, so as to safeguard the fire.
Greek Original:
*spuri/dion diakekaume/non lu/xnw|. oi( ga\r presbu/teroi, dia\ to\ mo/lis badi/zein, e)n spuri/di e)/krupton to\n lu/xnon, w(/ste sw/|zein to\ pu=r.
Aristophanes, Acharnians 453, with scholion; cf. delta 571.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; medicine; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 February 2014@04:24:59.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added keyword, raised status) on 17 February 2014@10:30:27.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 18 February 2014@05:18:48.


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