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Headword: *tema/xh
Adler number: tau,295
Translated headword: slices
Vetting Status: high
[A term] applying to meats and fish and to cakes, but no longer to pea-soups. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "slices of large congers." In application to other things, such as cheese, [the appropriate term is] piece.[1]
The nominative singular [is] te/maxos ["slice"].
Greek Original:
*tema/xh: e)pi\ krew=n kai\ i)xqu/wn kai\ e)pi\ plakou/ntwn, e)pi\ de\ pisw=n ou)ke/ti. *)aristofa/nhs *nefe/lais: kestrw=n tema/xh mega/lwn. e)pi\ de\ tw=n a)/llwn, oi(=on turou=, to/mos. h( eu)qei=a to\ te/maxos.
cf. tau 296.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 339 (web address 1) with a version of the scholia there; cf. kappa 1429. Bernhardy conjectured "cheeses" for the odd "pea-soups".
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 November 2006@10:00:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 6 November 2006@11:16:40.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 7 November 2006@02:59:00.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2014@09:50:50.


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