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Headword: *)ape/fqou xrusi/ou
Adler number: alpha,3097
Translated headword: of refined gold
Vetting Status: high
That is, melted down many times, so as to become pure.[1]
"Refined in gold like the Pataikoi."[2]
Greek Original:
*)ape/fqou xrusi/ou: toute/sti tou= polla/kis e(yhqe/ntos, w(/ste gene/sqai o)/bruzon. xrusi/ais a)/pefqa toi=s *pataikoi=s e)mferh=.
[1] The headword phrase, in the genitive singular, quotes Thucydides 2.13.5 (web address 1 below) and this is the gloss of the scholia there; cf. omicron 15.
[2] Comica adespota fr. 423 Kock, now 918 K.-A. Pataikoi (pi 781) were likenesses of the dwarfish Phoenician divinity -- whom the Greeks called "Pataikos" -- which were used as figureheads for their ships (Herodotus 3.37.2). Pataikos is perhaps comparable to Ptah of the Egyptians, whom the Greeks identified with Hephaestus.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; mythology; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 January 2001@00:42:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 16 March 2001@03:34:40.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 August 2002@05:01:22.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 1 November 2011@01:19:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 1 November 2011@04:19:45.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2014@03:13:32.
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