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Headword: *qra=nos
Adler number: theta,456
Translated headword: bench
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] footstool. Hence also [sc. the term] qrani/ths.[1] Aristophanes [writes] in Plutus: "instead of a bench, [to have] the head of only a broken pot." That is, [of only] a jug.[2]
Greek Original:
*qra=nos: u(popo/dion. e)/nqen kai\ qrani/ths. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: a)nti\ de\ qra/nous kerami/ou mo/nou kefalh\n kateago/tos. toute/sti sta/mnou.
[1] One of the rowers on the topmost of the three benches of a trireme. See theta 454, theta 455.
[2] Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 545, with scholion. Actually, Aristophanes' text reads sta/mnou (a jug or bottle for racking off wine), which the Suda gives as the gloss, rather than kerami/ou mo/nou. See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; military affairs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 7 January 2007@15:32:45.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 7 January 2007@22:26:08.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 January 2007@03:09:13.
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