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Headword: *)akh/mata
Adler number: alpha,866
Translated headword: cures
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] remedies.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "curing of pains", [meaning] the baths;[2] and they relax fatigue in the sea, which is especially good for the nerves, but slackening the crampings of the muscles [in bath-tubs]; then smearing on oil, so that their bodies would not become stiff once the water had dried.
Greek Original:
*)akh/mata: i)a/mata. kai\ *)/akh po/nwn, ta\ loutra/: kai\ ko/pon me\n qala/tth| lu/ousin, h(\ ma/lista toi=s neu/rois e)sti\ pro/sforos, a)naxalw=ntes de\ ta\s tw=n muw=n susta/seis, ei)=t' e)palei/fontes li/pa pro\s tw=| mh\ r(anqe/ntos tou= u(/datos a)pesklhrume/na gi/nesqai ta\ sw/mata.
[1] Same glossing of this neuter plural in Photius and other lexica, and also in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 15.394, where either it or the variant akesmata occurs; cf. already alpha 848.
[2] This and what follows comes from Athenaeus, Deipnosophistai 1.24C-D (1.44 Kaibel), discussing bathing in Homer.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 November 2000@23:10:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords) on 15 June 2001@07:54:50.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 January 2012@09:10:08.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 28 January 2012@00:44:53.
David Whitehead on 11 May 2015@10:19:35.


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