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Headword: *canqi/zete
Adler number: xi,4
Translated headword: brown, make brown
Vetting Status: high
e.g. tinge with honey, or darken by roasting. For the proper roasting of meats is so that they are brown.
Greek Original:
*canqi/zete: oi(=on tw=| me/liti xrwi/+zete, h)\ purra\ th=| o)pth/sei poiei=te. h( ga\r kalw=s e)/xousa o)/pthsis tw=n krew=n e)stin, i(/na purra\ h)=|.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 1047, where this second-person plural imperative occurs: "roast this and xanthizete it nicely" (web address 1); LSJ entry at web address 2.
For xanthos see under xi 3; for the verb, see xi 5.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 25 February 2000@13:11:40.
Vetted by:
Shannon N. Byrne on 20 May 2000@17:54:26.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 23 May 2001@08:59:47.
Catharine Roth (added links) on 5 July 2001@17:21:49.
David Whitehead (more keywords;, cosmetics) on 22 February 2007@06:25:25.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2013@07:42:53.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 July 2013@23:32:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 8 December 2020@00:53:02.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 8 December 2020@00:59:31.


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