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Headword: *)wsxofo/ros
Adler number: omega,257
Translated headword: vineshoot-carrier
Vetting Status: high
There were two, [chosen] from those outstanding in birth and wealth. The osche is a twig, with bunches of grapes hanging from it. Some call this an oreschas.
Greek Original:
*)wsxofo/ros: du/o h)=san tw=n ge/nei kai\ plou/tw| proexo/ntwn. h( de\ w)/sxh klh=ma/ e)sti, bo/truas e)chrthme/nous e)/xon. tau/thn d' e)/nioi o)resxa/da kalou=sin.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. o)sxofo/roi (sic), commenting on Hyperides fr. 87 Jensen and going on to cite Philochorus FGrH 328 F16 and to quote Istros FGrH 334 F8.
This family of words can begin with either omicron (see omicron 725) or, as here, omega. See also omega 256.
H.W. Parke, Festivals of the Athenians (London 1977) 77-80
R. Parker, Athenian Religion (Oxford 1996) index s.v.
Keywords: botany; definition; economics; historiography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@09:51:10.
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David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 8 September 2002@08:04:32.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 4 February 2004@00:51:05.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 5 September 2005@08:01:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 December 2005@09:24:33.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@10:34:39.


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