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Headword: Θυεία
Adler number: theta,534
Translated headword: mortar
Vetting Status: high
A vessel, into which we throw certain condiments and knead and pound [them].
Aristophanes [writes]: "and in the evening he brought an enormous mortar." Also, "he is planning to knead the cities in it."
Greek Original:
Θυεία: ἀγγεῖον, εἰς ὃ ἐμβάλλοντές τινα ἀρτύματα τρίβομεν καὶ λειοῦμεν. Ἀριστοφάνης: καὶ θυείαν ἑσπέρας ὑπερφυᾶ τὸ μέγεθος εἰσηνέγκατο. καί, τρίβειν ἐν αὐτῇ τὰς πόλεις βουλεύεται.
Aristophanes, Peace 228-229 (with scholion to 228) and 231; referring to War.
cf. generally theta 539.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 3 March 2008@23:15:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 4 March 2008@06:12:37.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@04:29:46.


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