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Headword: *tetarthmo/rion
Adler number: tau,371
Translated headword: quarter, quadrans, farthing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] double-chalkous: for the chalkous[1] [is] one eighth of the obol. And they call someone "quarter" to suggest that he is worth a double-chalkous.
Greek Original:
*tetarthmo/rion: di/xalkon: o( ga\r xalkou=s o)/gdoon tou= o)bolou=. kai\ tetarthmo/rio/n tina kalou=sin, oi(=on dixa/lkou a)/cion.
Same entry in other lexica (references at Photius tau70 Theodoridis), though the headword itself varies between tetartemorion, as here, and tartemorion.
See also tau 372.
[1] chi 55.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; mathematics; science and technology
Translated by: Constantina Katsari on 18 May 2002@04:46:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keywords) on 19 May 2002@09:19:55.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 May 2011@04:52:07.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@05:14:12.


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