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Headword: *kekrame/non tri/a kai\ du/o
Adler number: kappa,1262
Translated headword: mixed three and two
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] receiving three parts of water, but two of wine; [this is the] best mixture.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "take also and drink [a drink] mixed three and two [...] For Trito-born thirded it with water." He means to indicate that Athena made [it] of such a kind as to be able to bear three measures of water.[2]
Greek Original:
*kekrame/non tri/a kai\ du/o: tri/a me/rh u(/datos e)pidexo/menon, oi)/nou de\ du/o. a)ri/sth kra=sis. *)aristofa/nhs: e)/xe kai\ piei=n kekrame/non tri/a kai\ du/o: h( *tritogenh\s ga\r au)to\n e)netritw/nise. bou/letai dhlou=n, o(/ti h( *)aqhna= toiou=ton e)poi/hsen, w(s du/nasqai tri/a me/tra fe/rein u(/datos.
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 1187 (where the headword phrase occurs: web address 1).
[2] From pi 2020.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; food; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 October 2008@01:00:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; another keyword; cosmetics) on 24 October 2008@03:04:48.
David Whitehead on 14 February 2013@10:15:55.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 14 February 2013@23:40:46.


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