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Headword: *)argo\n e)/tos
Adler number: alpha,3783
Translated headword: year of no work, idle year, sabbatical year
Vetting Status: high
This took place every seven years amongst the Judaeans, similar to [what happened] every seven days.[1]
[It is] also a)rgo/s for the feminine [gender].
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "I will not say that [my wife] was idle; she did weave."[2]
Greek Original:
*)argo\n e)/tos: kata\ e(ptaeti/an h)/geto para\ *)ioudai/ois o(moi/ws tai=s e(bdoma/sin h(me/rais. kai\ *)argo/s, e)pi\ qhlukou=. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: ou) mh\n e)rw= g' w(s a)rgo\s h)=n, a)ll' e)spa/qa.
See also alpha 558.
[1] From Josephus, Jewish War 1.60; again at iota 472.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 53, preceded by comment from the scholia there.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 July 2001@12:53:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented headword; modified translation; added keywords) on 13 July 2001@03:56:50.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 4 September 2003@02:59:37.
David Whitehead (source-identification; more keywords) on 10 April 2012@07:57:14.
Catharine Roth (tweak, coding) on 10 April 2012@09:12:31.


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