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Headword: *(amacourgoi/
Adler number: alpha,1490
Translated headword: cartwrights, wagon-makers
Vetting Status: high
Cartwrights are what they call a)griophgoi/ ["joiners of wild sc. timber"]. The a)griophgoi/ [are] a type of builders, who construct wagons and are workers of all wild timbers.
Greek Original:
*(amacourgoi/. a(macourgou\s le/gousi tou\s a)griophgou/s. ei)=dos de\ oi( a)griophgoi\ tekto/nwn, oi(\ ta\s a(ma/cas kataskeua/zousi kai\ pa/ntwn tw=n a)gri/wn cu/lwn ei)si\n e)rga/tai.
The word cartwright occurs (in the singular) at Aristophanes, Knights 464; this material is from the scholia on the line.
For the distinction between wild and cultivated trees see e.g. Herodotus 4.21.
Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 June 2000@10:35:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 February 2001@08:24:54.
David Whitehead (another keyword; betacode and other cosmetics) on 12 February 2012@06:11:34.


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