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Headword: *(raisth/r
Adler number: rho,81
Translated headword: hammer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a mallet.[1] [So called] from the [verb] r(w=, [meaning] I destroy.[2] The one destroying things set under it.
In the Epigrams: "out of the fire the hammer and the tongs and the fire-tongs are dedicated to Hephaestus".[3] And elsewhere: "not even if you raise me with a hammer as a golden [sc. statue of] Homer in Zeus’ flaming lightnings".[4]
Greek Original:
*(raisth/r: h( sfu/ra. para\ to\ r(w=, to\ fqei/rw. h( fqei/rousa ta\ e)ntiqe/mena. e)n *)epigra/mmasin: e)k puro\s o( r(aisth\r kai\ o( karki/nos h(/ te pura/grh a)/gkeinq' *(hfai/stw|. kai\ au)=qis: ou)d' ei)/ me xru/seion a)po\ r(aisth=ros *(/omhron sth/shte floge/ais e)n *dio\s a)steropai=s.
cf. entries in Orion [Author, Myth], ps-Zonaras, Hesychius, Etymologicum Magnum and Etymologicum Gudianum.
[1] cf. sigma 1761.
[2] cf. rho 79. On hypothetical monosyllabic verbs, see phi 394.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.117.1-2 (attributed to Pancrates), the blacksmith Polycrates dedicates his tools to Hephaestus; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 155), and (vol. II, 445), and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 246 and omicron 92.
[4] Greek Anthology 7.5.1-2 (attributed by some to Alcaeus), Homer affirms that he is a citizen of Chios, not of Salamis (on Cyprus, Barrington Atlas map 72 grid D2); cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 10), (vol. II, 26-27), and omicron 251. Gow and Page note that attributions to Alcaeus were asserted in a lemma by the Anthologia Palatina scribe designated J (vol. I, 10). Although they find the remark dubious (vol. II, 26), Gow and Page nevertheless include the epigram as the last in the Alcaeus series (vol. I, 3-10). Chios (Barrington Atlas map 56 grid C5; see OCD(4) s.v.) is the traditional home of the Homeridae (cf. omicron 248 and OCD(4) s.v.), and by most accounts this polis can legitimately claim Homer as its citizen; cf. Gow and Page (vol. II, 27).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
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Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 28 December 2007@16:47:05.
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