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Headword: Ἀράχνειον νῆμα
Adler number: alpha,3749
Translated headword: spidery web
Vetting Status: high
['Spidery web'] and 'spidery thread': the thinnest.
In the Epigrams: "spindle, oft-whirling servant of a spidery thread."[1]
Greek Original:
Ἀράχνειον νῆμα καὶ Ἀραχναῖος μίτος, ὁ λεπτότατος. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ἀραχναίοιο μίτου πολυδινέα λάτριν ἄτρακτον.
The second of these twin headword phrases is illustrated by the quotation given; the first by Hesiod, Works and Days 777.
cf. generally alpha 3750.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.39.3-4; cf. alpha 4378 and mu 1135.
Keywords: daily life; definition; imagery; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 June 2001@23:08:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (rearranged headword and translation; modified notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 29 June 2001@04:11:58.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 23 August 2002@07:40:53.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; added primary note) on 10 April 2012@06:07:29.
David Whitehead on 7 July 2015@03:03:40.


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