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Headword: *po/pana
Adler number: pi,2051
Translated headword: biscuits
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cakes that are flat and thin and round.[1]
In addition to four biscuits they used to sacrifice an ox and call it the fifth ox.[2] 'Biscuits' [is a] specific [term], 'fore-offerings' a generic.[3]
Greek Original:
*po/pana: plakou/ntia plate/a kai\ lepta\ kai\ periferh=. o(/ti e)pi\ te/ssarsi popa/nois e)/quon bou=n kai\ e)ka/loun au)to\n pe/mpton bou=n. *po/pana ei)diko/n, proqu/mata geniko/n.
[1] Pausanias the Atticist pi27 (cf. alpha116, whence alpha 2082); Timaeus, Platonic Lexicon 1000b34 (cf. Plato Republic 455C); Photius pi1090 Theodoridis; cf. omicron 907.
[2] Repeated from alpha 2082.
[3] Apparently from commentary to Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 660, where the two words appear together.
Keywords: agriculture; comedy; definition; food; proverbs; religion; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 February 2013@09:54:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 17 February 2013@18:13:11.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 February 2013@03:57:56.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@04:43:38.


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