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Headword: *qh=ssan
Adler number: theta,359
Translated headword: hired [servant-girl], menial
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of a wage-earner, or cheap, or servile fare.
Greek Original:
*qh=ssan: misqwtikh/n, h)\ eu)telh=, h)\ doulikh\n trofh/n.
Accusative case feminine of the headword (see again under theta 365), with the same or similar glossing in other lexica. Latte reconstructs the original entry in Hesychius (theta548) as qh=ssan tra/pezan "menial table" (from Euripides, Alcestis 2) glossed with doulikh\n trofh/n "servile fare."
For other x-refs see under theta 358.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; gender and sexuality; imagery; tragedy; women
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 23 February 2008@23:15:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr; notes; another keyword) on 24 February 2008@08:42:36.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2013@08:09:04.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, expanded note, added keywords) on 2 December 2018@01:44:19.


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