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Headword: *kri/banos
Adler number: kappa,2414
Translated headword: potter's oven
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] furnace.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: 'Annos [and the] potter's oven'. In reference to those who have discovered something new; for Annos the Egyptian adapted the potter's oven for the baking of bread.[2]
Greek Original:
*kri/banos: o( fou=rnos. kai\ paroimi/a: *)/annos kri/banon. e)pi\ tw=n kaino/n ti e)feurhko/twn: *)/annos ga\r *ai)gu/ptios ei)s th\n tw=n a)/rtwn o)/pthsin e)peno/hse to\n kri/banon.
See also kappa 2413.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] From alpha 2570; cf. alpha 4052.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; daily life; definition; food; geography; proverbs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2007@07:08:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 13 December 2007@19:40:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 14 December 2007@03:14:10.
David Whitehead on 18 March 2013@04:17:05.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 18 March 2013@21:45:41.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@09:04:29.


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