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Headword: *)/askantos
Adler number: alpha,4161
Translated headword: pallet
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a small couch, a beggarly little bed.[1]
Alternatively a)ska/nths ["pallet"], a couch which does not have a mattress; for a ka/nhs ["mattress"] [is] a rush mat.[2]
Or[3] a low bed [ski/mpous], or a certain type of seat, though others [call it] a kra/bbaton ["couch"].[4]
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "take your pallet and come out."[5]
Greek Original:
*)/askantos: h( mikra\ kli/nh, to\ ptwxo\n klini/dion. h)\ *)aska/nths, kli/nh mh\ e)/xousa ka/nhta: ka/nhs de\ o( yi/aqos. h)\ o( ski/mpous, h)\ di/frou ti ei)=dos, oi( de\ to\n kra/bbaton. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: e)/cei to\n a)ska/nthn labw/n.
[1] Similarly in Hesychius and other lexica (including Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon) -- though glossing a)ska/nths, not the Suda's a)/skantos (which occurs only here).
[2] cf. kappa 307.
[3] From the scholia to a line of Aristophanes about to be quoted; see note below.
[4] For this variant cf. Moeris 190.23; and see generally sigma 607.
[5] Aristophanes, Clouds 634 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@20:21:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 10 April 2002@09:18:40.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 24 April 2012@07:29:53.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@08:30:12.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 24 November 2015@18:40:15.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1, at the prompting of Dr Nick Nicholas) on 19 December 2015@10:23:48.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 19 December 2015@23:07:51.


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