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Headword: *kra/dh
Adler number: kappa,2315
Translated headword: branch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] fig-branch.[1]
It is also a machine.[2] The Spartans used to eat [fig-]branches. That is they used to cut [them] down. "For the cicadas sing on the branches for one month or two; but Athenians sing on the lawsuits always, all their lives". From a single tree he is exhibiting all the others.[3]
Greek Original:
*kra/dh: sukh=. e)/sti de\ kai\ mhxanh/. h)/sqion de\ ta\s kra/das oi( *lakedaimo/nioi. toute/sti kate/kopton. oi( me\n ga\r ou)=n te/ttiges e)pi\ tw=n kradw=n e(/na mh=n' h)\ du/o a)/|dousin: *)aqhnai=oi d' a)ei\ e)pi\ tw=n dikw=n a)/|dousi pa/nta to\n bi/on. a)po\ e(no\s de/ndrou ta\ a)/lla pa/nta e)mfai/nei.
[1] See LSJ s.v. kra/dh, I (and II).
[2] See LSJ s.v. kra/dh, III: 'scenic contrivance for exhibiting actors in Comedy hovering in the air, like the mhxanh/ in tragedy, Poll[ux] 4.128'.
[3] Aristophanes, Birds 39-41 (web address 1), with scholion.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: botany; comedy; definition; food; geography; imagery; law; science and technology; stagecraft; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 March 2009@08:49:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 1 March 2009@11:56:42.
David Whitehead (modified tr) on 2 March 2009@03:03:40.
David Whitehead on 15 March 2013@09:46:27.


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