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Headword: *kegxrew/n
Adler number: kappa,1221
Translated headword: foundry
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes in the indictment[-speech] Against Pantainetos [writes]: "and then he induced my slaves to go and sit in the foundry".[1] Meaning, in the purifying-place, where they used to dry the granules from the silver-mines.[2]
Greek Original:
*kegxrew/n: *dhmosqe/nhs e)n th=| pro\s *pantai/neton grafh=|: ka)/peita e)/peise tou\s oi)ke/tas tou\s e)mou\s kaqe/zesqai ei)s to\n kegxrew=na. a)nti\ tou= ei)s to\ kaqaristh/rion, o(/pou th\n e)k tw=n meta/llwn die/yuxon ke/gxron.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] A document quoted at Demosthenes 37.26 (web address 1).
[2] Harpok. cites Theophrastus (fr. 201 Fortenbaugh) for this extra information.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; philosophy; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 November 2000@06:00:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics; set status) on 17 September 2003@00:17:34.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 17 September 2003@03:06:41.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 17 September 2003@17:27:27.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 11 July 2011@05:43:30.


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