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Headword: *dana/kh
Adler number: delta,59
Translated headword: danake
Vetting Status: high
This is the name of a coin, which in the old days they gave to the corpses as they buried [them]; [it was the] passenger's-fare on the Acherousian boat. Acherousia is a lake in Hades, which the dead cross, and as they do so they give the aforementioned coin to the ferryman.[1]
Greek Original:
*dana/kh: tou=to nomi/smato/s e)stin o)/noma, o(\ toi=s nekroi=s e)di/dosan pa/lai sugkhdeu/ontes: new\s *)axerousi/as e)pi/baqron. *)axerousi/a de/ e)sti li/mnh e)n a(/|dou, h(\n diaporqmeu/ontai oi( teleutw=ntes to\ proeirhme/non no/misma tw=| porqmei= dido/ntes.
Same entry in Photius; similar ones elsewhere.
LSJ s.v.: "Persian coin, worth rather more than an obol: hence, the coin buried with a corpse as Charon [Author, Myth]'s fee".
cf. under delta 57 (end)
[1] For this sentence cf. alpha 4686.
Keywords: definition; economics; geography; mythology; religion
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 21 March 2002@07:49:11.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Added keywords, cosmetics, raised status) on 21 March 2002@09:46:41.
David Whitehead (added note) on 10 April 2002@03:46:25.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 December 2005@08:36:21.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 14 June 2012@06:30:03.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 6 October 2015@02:59:19.


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