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Headword: *)/olph
Adler number: omicron,208
Translated headword: oil-flask
Vetting Status: high
A lekythos.[1] In effect being a sort of e)laio/ph,[2] because of the oil [e)/laion] being monitored [o)pipeu/esqai] through it.[3]
"Since this is your birthday, [son of Simon], Krinagoras sends me with a happy heart as a present to the house of a very dear comrade: an oil-flask of bronze, but just like silver, made in India."[4]
Greek Original:
*)/olph: h( lh/kuqos. oi(onei\ e)laio/ph tis ou)=sa, dia\ to\ di' au)th=s o)pipeu/esqai to\ e)/laion. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: xa/lkeon a)rgure/w| me panei/kelon, *)indiko\n e)/rgon, o)/lphn h(di/stou cei/nion ei)s e(ta/rou, h)=mar e)pei\ to/de sei=o gene/qlion, pe/mpei ghqome/nh| su\n freni\ *krinago/rhs.
According to LSJ s.v., the olpe is an oil-flask made of leather -- but not in the instance illustrated here, evidently.
For the headword, see also under epsilon 3944.
[1] Similarly in scholia on Theocritus and Nicander; and cf. generally lambda 436, lambda 438, lambda 439.
[2] i.e. not so much olpe as oil-pe.
[3] Similarly in other lexica.
[4] Greek Anthology 6.261 (Crinagoras).
Keywords: athletics; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 December 2009@08:12:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 December 2009@17:41:28.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 7 December 2009@02:58:39.
David Whitehead on 24 June 2013@09:54:15.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 3 January 2021@00:47:22.


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