Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for tau,398 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *tetranqe/nta
Adler number: tau,398
Translated headword: [having been] perforated
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning having been] pierced. "[...] a quiver, and this pipe perforated for quail [...]."[1]
Greek Original:
*tetranqe/nta: truphqe/nta. i)odo/khn, kai\ tou=ton 'p' o)/rtugin tetranqe/nta au)lo/n.
The headword is aorist passive participle of tetrai/nw, masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative plural; the former if, as is reasonable to suppose, it is extracted from the epigram quoted.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.296.3-4 (read o)/rtugi); from a list of items dedicated to Hermes by a retiring hunter. See Gow and Page (vol. I, 123), (vol. II, 358-359), and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 522 and alpha 4229. As Gow and Page remark, the perforated pipe is evidently a quail-call, with holes drilled so that it produces a whistle by which a hunter might attract the birds (vol. II, 358). They also note that, while quail-calls have been employed by hunters in recent times, this seems to be the only mention of this type of hunting instrument in antiquity (ibid.).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 December 2013@01:35:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 22 December 2013@04:11:31.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@06:06:35.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 31 March 2014@17:25:49.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 1 April 2014@02:55:48.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 13 April 2021@17:14:29.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search