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Headword: *cesti/on
Adler number: xi,55
Translated headword: xestion
Vetting Status: high
A measure for liquids.
Greek Original:
*cesti/on: me/tron e)pi\ u(grw=n.
Attested mainly in medical writers. Also, and more commonly, attested in the form xe/sths (cf. under pi 397). In either case, from the Latin sextarius, containing almost one pint. (kappa 2166 is half of it.)
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; science and technology
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 17 February 2000@13:57:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 July 2001@10:38:15.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 30 August 2007@07:24:47.


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