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Headword: *qeilo/pedon
Adler number: theta,314
Translated headword: drying-floor, sunny spot
Vetting Status: high
The place, in which the grapes used to be dried.[1]
In the Epigrams [it is written]: "the hedgehog, gatherer of grapes, spoiler of sweet drying-floors."[2]
Greek Original:
*qeilo/pedon: o( to/pos, e)n w(=| ai( stafulai\ e)chrai/nonto. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: e)xi=non r(agolo/gon glukerw=n si/ntora qeilope/dwn.
[1] Similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon. From commentary on Homer, Odyssey 7.123, where the headword first occurs (though some editors print the variant reading q' ei(lo/pedon); see the scholia there.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.45.1-2 (attributed by some to Leonidas of Tarentum); cf. rho 10, sigma 466.
cf. generally alpha 4421, epsilon 4009, kappa 2257.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; epic; food; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 20 February 2008@23:46:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 21 February 2008@09:08:57.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 March 2012@18:52:34.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 2 January 2013@07:21:25.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 April 2015@11:47:55.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 31 December 2021@22:59:42.


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