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Headword: *qri/nac
Adler number: theta,498
Translated headword: trident
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the winnowing-fan.[1]
An agricultural tool furnished with teeth.[2]
"And the paliurus-wood trident, the hand of summer [...]."[3]
Greek Original:
*qri/nac: to\ ptu/on. o)/rganon gewrgiko\n o)dontiko/n. kai\ paliouro/foron xei=ra qe/reus qri/naka.
Notes:
See theta 499 for the headword as an uppercase toponym.
[1] cf. Hesychius theta756.
[2] Likewise in Photius (Lexicon theta229 Theodoridis) and other lexica.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.95.4 (Antiphilus), a retiring plowman dedicates his tools to Demeter; cf. Gow and Page vol. I (100-101); vol. II (126-127); and this epigram's further excerpts at gamma 54, mu 1430, pi 1535, and pi 1842. The qri/nac was a three-pronged pitchfork used for tossing ears of threshed grain against the wind so as to separate off the dried husks; cf. Gow and Page vol. II (126).
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
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Translated by: Ryan Stone on 1 March 2008@23:12:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation and notes, added keywords, set status) on 3 March 2008@01:11:31.
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