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Headword: Antlia
Adler number: alpha,2751
Translated headword: bilge, bilge-water
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the hold [of a ship]. "So I will seize and take away the bilge[-water] itself".[1] From a metaphor of ships.
For antlia is also said to be the efflux of a ship.
And the Pisidian [writes]: "from those that have the foul-smelling bilges".[2]
Also [sc. attested is] antlos ["heap"], [meaning] the collection of the corn-ears in the harvest.
"[He consecrates] to you these things, on the threshing-floor on which he winnowed a great heap of barleycorns, and he saw a rich harvest".[3]
Greek Original:
Antlia: hê skaphê. autên ar' oisô sullabôn tên antlian. apo metaphoras tôn ploiôn. legetai gar antlia kai hê tou ploiou ekroê. kai Pisidês: ek tôn echontôn tas dusôdeis antlias. kai Antlos, hê sunkomidê tôn astachuôn en têi halôi. soi tautas eph' halôos, eph' hai polun ebrasen antlon krithôn, kai liparan eide geômoriên.
See already alpha 2750.
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 18 (web address 1). This is the line immediately following the one quoted under alpha 2750.
[2] George of Pisidia, Contra impium Severum 621; cf. pi 713.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.258.3-4; cf. gamma 165, phi 507.
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Keywords: agriculture; botany; comedy; daily life; definition; food; imagery; poetry; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 November 2000@00:05:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes) on 20 November 2000@05:18:37.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 15 August 2002@06:31:30.
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