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Headword: *)/akolos
Adler number: alpha,917
Translated headword: crumb
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the little morsel.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the accusative plural] a)ko/lous, [meaning] bits and pieces of loaves. [sc. So called] because they do not stick together [kolla=sqai]. "[I am] begging crumbs, not trophies or cauldrons". Homer [sc. says this].[2]
And elsewhere: "I will take the dog, since it is living, back home, to have a companion sharing in dry crumbs".[3]
Greek Original:
*)/akolos: o( mikro\s ywmo/s. kai\ *)ako/lous, kla/smata kai\ qrau/smata a)/rtwn. para\ to\ mh\ kolla=sqai. ai)ti/zwn a)ko/lous, ou)k a)/oras, ou)de\ le/bhtas. *(/omhros. kai\ au)=qis: to\n ku/na d' w(s zw=nta pa/lin poti\ tau)/lion a)/cw, chra\s ei)s a)ko/lous cuno\n e)/xein e(/taron.
Notes:
cf. alpha 920 with the note there.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 17.222 (see next note).
[2] Homer, Odyssey 17.222 (web address 1); again at alphaiota 369.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.176.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 25 March 2000@03:40:14.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Corrected Odyssey citation) on 25 March 2000@23:41:48.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 January 2001@04:54:07.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 4 June 2002@07:29:34.
David Whitehead (another note; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 26 January 2012@07:43:27.
Catharine Roth (coding, upgraded link) on 30 January 2012@20:28:41.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 4 May 2012@23:42:15.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 17 May 2012@08:09:56.
David Whitehead (another note) on 13 May 2015@10:31:24.

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