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Headword: *kwpai/+s
Adler number: kappa,2293
Translated headword: Kopais, Copais
Vetting Status: high
A lake in Boiotia, in which there are large eels. There is also a [Boiotian] city of the same name.
Greek Original:
*kwpai/+s: li/mnh e)n *boiwti/a|, e)n h(=| mega/lai e)gxe/leis gi/nontai. e)/sti de\ kai\ po/lis o(mw/numos.
From Aristophanic scholia (to Acharnians 880 and Peace 1005) where there is mention of these eels and the creels for catching them. cf. already kappa 2292.
For the lake (now drained) and the city -- more usually called Kopai -- alike see OCD(4) 372-3; and cf. tau 587.
Keywords: comedy; definition; food; geography; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2000@10:40:11.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 17 October 2003@12:17:20.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 18 October 2003@05:49:05.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 19 November 2006@10:47:18.
David Whitehead on 27 July 2011@06:00:49.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 17 February 2014@07:59:15.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@07:29:38.


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