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Headword: *)axurmiai/
Adler number: alpha,4721
Translated headword: chaff-heaps
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the places into which the winnowed chaff is thrown.[1]
And in the Epigrams: "and sharp chaff-winnowing threshing-boards."[2]
Greek Original:
*)axurmiai/: oi( to/poi, ei)s ou(\s ta\ a)/xura a)pofe/retai likmw/mena. kai\ e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ tribo/lous o)cei=s a)xuro/tribas.
For chaff see also epsilon 591.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon. From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.502, where the headword occurs.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.104.3. The implement called the tribolos is a board with sharp stones fixed in the bottom used for threshing.
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2001@23:30:59.
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David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 June 2001@06:20:59.
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