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Headword: *bi/kos
Adler number: beta,285
Translated headword: jar
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a container/vessel. Also [sc. attested is] biki/dion ["little jar"], the transmission with iota.[1]
Xenophon [writes]: "for Cyrus sent jars half full of wine".[2]
Also [sc. attested is] bi/kos, [meaning] a seed.[3]
Greek Original:
*bi/kos: to\ a)ggei=on. kai\ *biki/dion dia\ tou= i h( para/dosis. *cenofw=n: *ku=ros ga\r e)/pempe bi/kous h(mideei=s oi)/nou. kai\ *bi/kos, to\ spe/rma.
[1] This form of the diminutive occurs only here, and no other forms are attested, so the point of this comment is unclear. (For "transmission" cf. sigma 693.)
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 1.9.25.
[3] Not otherwise attested as such; perhaps biki/on, vetch, is meant.
Keywords: biography; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 21 June 2003@23:18:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 June 2003@03:52:56.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 May 2012@07:38:51.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 June 2012@01:48:11.
David Whitehead on 20 September 2015@10:18:29.


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