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Headword: *plai/sia su/mptukta
Adler number: pi,1716
Translated headword: close-fitting oblongs, close-fitting rectangles
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the four-sided [frames constructed] out of timbers, just like bricks, in which they make bricks mixed together for nothing, but, in effect, refinements and clevernesses.
Greek Original:
*plai/sia su/mptukta: ta\ tw=n cu/lwn tetra/gwna, w(/sper plinqi/a, e)n oi(=s plinqeu/ousi su/mmikta pro\s ou)de/n, a)ll' oi(=on peritta\ kai\ sofa/.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 800, where the headword phrase, neuter plural, occurs in the description of the forthcoming contest between Aeschylus and Euripides.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 April 2010@06:15:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 April 2010@21:23:31.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 16 April 2010@03:30:28.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@06:36:40.


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