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Headword: *dei=pnon
Adler number: delta,358
Translated headword: meal
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning, in this context,] the early-morning breakfast.[1]
Which is called "breakfasting" [akratismos].[2] So [when taken] around the third hour, [it is called] ariston, from its proceeding into bravery [aristeia].[3] And "meal" deipnos, after which it is necessary [dei] to work [ponein]. Then the evening [meal is] "supper" [dorpos], from giving the spear [doru] a rest [pauein].[4]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "teach me to dine". In reference to the gluttonous.[5]
Greek Original:
*dei=pnon: to\ prwi+no\n a)/riston. o(/per a)kratismo\s le/getai. ei)=ta peri\ w(/ran g# a)/riston, para\ to\ ei)s a)ristei/an proe/rxesqai. kai\ dei=pnos, meq' o(\n dei= ponei=n. ei)=ta to\ e(sperino\n do/rpos, para\ to\ do/ru pau/ein. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: deipnei=n me di/daske. e)pi\ tw=n a)dhfa/gwn.
See also delta 355, delta 356, delta 357, delta 359, delta 360.
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.381, where the headword occurs. (The second paragraph of the entry, with its dubious etymologies, also derives from there.)
[2] cf. alpha 960; Hesychius alpha7252, delta525.
[3] cf. alpha 3923.
[4] cf. delta 1393.
[5] Aristophanes, Frogs 107 (web address 1 below), with the gloss of the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; food
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 March 2005@12:16:59.
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Antonella Ippolito (modified translation; added references) on 30 March 2005@13:22:56.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 30 March 2005@18:07:43.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 31 March 2005@01:55:53.
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