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Headword: Ἀργὸν ἔτος
Adler number: alpha,3783
Translated headword: year of no work, idle year, sabbatical year
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This took place every seven years amongst the Judaeans, similar to [what happened] every seven days.[1]
[It is] also ἀργός for the feminine [gender].
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "I will not say that [my wife] was idle; she did weave."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀργὸν ἔτος: κατὰ ἑπταετίαν ἤγετο παρὰ Ἰουδαίοις ὁμοίως ταῖς ἑβδομάσιν ἡμέραις. καὶ Ἀργός, ἐπὶ θηλυκοῦ. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: οὐ μὴν ἐρῶ γ' ὡς ἀργὸς ἦν, ἀλλ' ἐσπάθα.
Notes:
See also alpha 558.
[1] From Josephus, Jewish War 1.60; again at iota 472.
[2] Aristophanes, Clouds 53, preceded by comment from the scholia there.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 July 2001@12:53:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented headword; modified translation; added keywords) on 13 July 2001@03:56:50.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 4 September 2003@02:59:37.
David Whitehead (source-identification; more keywords) on 10 April 2012@07:57:14.
Catharine Roth (tweak, coding) on 10 April 2012@09:12:31.

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