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Headword: *tri/bwna
Adler number: tau,954
Translated headword: threadbare cloak
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] style of dress.[1]
For the philosophers used to spend the winter in their old cloak[s], eating nothing. And Aristophanes [writes]: "do not be annoyed[2] too much at being cold, and do not desire to eat breakfast, and abstain from wine and exercise and all other foolish things."[3]
Greek Original:
*tri/bwna: stolismo/n. oi( ga\r filo/sofoi e)n tw=| tri/bwni e)xei/mazon, mhde\n e)sqi/ontes. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: mh/te r(igw=n a)pe/xqh| li/an mh/t' a)rista=n e)piqumh=|s, oi)/nou t' a)pe/xh| kai\ gumnasi/wn kai\ tw=n a)/llwn a)noh/twn.
[1] Likewise in other lexica. The headword is accusative of this noun (a single word in the Greek); it must be quoted from somewhere, but the possibilities are far too numerous for identification.
[2] Read a)/xqei for the Suda's a)pe/xqh|.
[3] Aristophanes, Clouds 416-7 (web address 1), with scholion. (The passage is quoted to illustrate fasting, not the headword itself.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 August 2010@18:17:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (additions to notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 6 September 2010@04:16:28.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 15 August 2011@06:30:50.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2014@05:36:02.


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