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Headword: *lepasth/s
Adler number: lambda,285
Translated headword: lepastes
Vetting Status: high
A kind of drinking-vessel larger than a cup [kylix]; or a [wine-]jar. Aristophanes [writes]: "you will say [so], when you drink a lepastes of new wine".[1]
Greek Original:
*lepasth/s: ei)=dos pothri/ou mei=zon h)\ ku/lic: h)\ o( pi/qos. *)aristofa/nhs: fh/seis, e)peida\n e)kpi/h|s oi)/nou ne/ou lepasth/n.
The headword noun is variously lepastes, as here, or lepaste.
The shape of such a vessel was, notionally, like a limpet (lambda 284).
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 916 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 11.485A-486A (11.70 Kaibel), quoting this line -- with significant differences from the Suda's version -- at 485A.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; food; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 March 2009@06:52:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Expanded note, added link, set status) on 29 March 2009@12:19:41.
David Whitehead (another note) on 30 March 2009@03:24:12.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2013@05:29:54.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 5 April 2013@23:50:42.


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