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Headword: *(upagwgeu/s
Adler number: upsilon,142
Translated headword: trowel; clay, mortar, plaster
Vetting Status: high
A builder's tool; as some [say], made out of iron, a sort of a small shovel, that the plasterers/whitewashers use. But others [sc. say that it is] a housebuilding tool, with which they straighten the bricks with each other; the one that some call a scraper. Others [say] that it is some kind of clay; as in Hermippus: “for of course he is held together with no binding, but with his own behaviour as the u(pagwgei=s.”[1] And Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: “and by Zeus the belted ducks were carrying bricks; and above flew [the swallows] with the (?)plaster on their backs”. The ducks [are called] 'belted' because they have a white girdle.
Greek Original:
*(upagwgeu/s: e)rgalei=o/n ti tektoniko/n: w(/s tines sidhrou=n, oi(=on ptui/+dion, w(=| xrw=ntai oi( koniatai/. oi( de\ e)rgalei=on oi)kodomiko/n, w(=| a)peuqu/nousi ta\s pli/nqous pro\s a)llh/las: o(/ tines para/custon kalou=sin. oi( de\ phlo/n tina: kaqw\s kai\ *(/ermippos: cu/nesti ga\r dh\ desmw=| me\n ou)deni/, toi=si d' u(pagwgeu=si toi=s e(autou= tro/pois. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs *)/ornisi: kai\ nh\ *di/a g' ai( nh=ttai periezwsme/nai e)plinqofo/roun: a)/nw de\ to\n u(pagwge/a e)pe/tont' e)/xousai. e)zwsme/nai de\ ai( nh=ttai dia\ to\ e)/xein zw/nhn leukh/n.
Aristophanes, Birds 1148-1150 (web address 1), with explanatory material from the scholia there. Dunbar's edition has a long and inconclusive note on what the headword actually does mean in this passage; see also LSJ s.v.
[1] Hermippus fr. 3 West (preserved only here; text very corrupt).
West, M.L., Iambi et elegi Graeci, vol. 2, Oxford 1972
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; comedy; definition; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 27 July 2009@11:05:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 July 2009@04:03:09.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2011@09:29:06.


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