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Headword: *chraloifei=n
Adler number: xi,61
Translated headword: to dry-anoint
Vetting Status: high
Aeschines [in the speech] Against Timarchus [uses the word].[1] To dry-anoint is what they used to call anointing oneself without bath-water. But perhaps the so-called 'dry rubbing' by trainers was also so called.
Greek Original:
*chraloifei=n: *ai)sxi/nhs kata\ *tima/rxou. chraloifei=n e)/legon to\ xwri\s loutrw=n a)lei/fesqai. mh/pote de\ kai\ to\ u(po\ tw=n a)leiptw=n lego/menon chrotri/besqai ou(/tws e)le/geto.
Abbreviated from Harpokration s.v. See also xi 62.
[1] Aeschines 1.138. He quotes there a law (attributed to Solon in Plutarch, Solon 1) restricting exercise in the wrestling-schools, and all that went with it, to free men rather than slaves.
Aeschines, Against Timarchos, translated with introduction and commentary by Nick Fisher (Oxford 2001) 283-4
Keywords: athletics; daily life; definition; law; rhetoric
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 15 February 2000@12:36:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 21 September 2000@06:42:29.
David Whitehead (added keyword; restorative and other cosmetics) on 10 February 2003@08:13:57.
David Whitehead (x-ref; added bibliography; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 30 August 2007@07:54:34.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 30 August 2007@19:06:16.


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