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Headword: *teleth/
Adler number: tau,267
Translated headword: ritual
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] mystery sacrifice.[1]
The biggest and more honored [kind].
[Named] from what is spent on them; for "to expend" [telein] is what we call "to spend". Also [we call] "lavish" [poluteleis] those who expend much; and "cheap" [euteleis] those who do not.[2]
Greek Original:
*teleth/: qusi/a musthriw/dhs. h( megi/sth kai\ timiwte/ra. a)po\ tw=n ginome/nwn ei)s au)ta\s dapanhma/twn: telei=n ga/r famen to\ dapana=n. kai\ polutelei=s, tou\s polla\ a)nali/skontas: kai\ eu)telei=s, tou\s o)li/ga.
cf. tau 270.
[1] Same or similar gloss in other lexica, and in a scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 413.
[2] From Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 2.40E [2.12 Kaibel]; cf. Orus quoted in Etymologicum Genuinum and Etymologicum Magnum.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 28 May 2002@08:41:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 May 2002@09:16:10.
David Whitehead (note) on 1 May 2011@04:06:15.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes, cosmetics) on 1 May 2011@11:42:27.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2014@04:12:34.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 15 January 2015@08:07:26.


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