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Headword: *teukto/n
Adler number: tau,428
Translated headword: crafted, chased
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] handmade.
Greek Original:
*teukto/n: xeiropoi/hton.
Entry also in Synagoge tau133 Cunningham and Photius tau216 Theodoridis, and cf. Hesychius tau690 (adding kataskeuasto/n, as in many entries from this root, e.g. tau 420, tau 375). This form is rarer than tukto/n (tau 1149). [It occurs [DW] in a line of the comic poet Antiphanes preserved by Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 10.449B (10.70 Kaibel): fr. 52.2 Kock = 55.2 Kassel-Austin.]
For the argument that the root verb referred to the accurate strokes of craftsmen hammering or chiseling surfaces such as bronze, gold, stone and ivory in the arts known today as chasing, sphyrelaton, engraving and relief sculpture see tau 375, nu 211 (citing the scholia to Theocritus, Idylls 1.28), tau 1148.
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Translated by: Robert Dyer on 26 May 2003@12:47:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 27 May 2003@03:17:10.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; tweaking) on 9 January 2014@08:11:26.
David Whitehead (added a ref) on 29 December 2014@11:11:55.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2015@09:07:32.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 January 2015@23:33:03.
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