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Headword: *(arpedo/si
Adler number: alpha,4004
Translated headword: (to) threads
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to nets.[1] "Her face's veil, a work equal to spiders' webs."[2] And elsewhere: "[a veil] made like a spider's threads."[3]
Greek Original:
*(arpedo/si: toi=s i(stoi=s. kalu/pteiran de\ prosw/pou, e)/rgon a)raxnai/ois nh/masin i)so/moron. kai\ au)=qis: to\ de\ proteuxqe\n a)raxnai/h|s ei)/kelon a(rpedo/sin.
Notes:
cf. alpha 4003
[1] The headword (and so this gloss) is dative plural, probably extracted from the second of the two quotations about to be given; alternatively, perhaps from Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 3.156.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.206.5-6 (which does not in fact illustrate the headword noun itself). In the epigram, attributed to Antipater of Sidon, five young women dedicate items to Aphrodite; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 13); (vol. II, 38-39); and further lines at beta 310, epsilon 3743, theta 30, and kappa 1273.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.207.5-6 (Archias).
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: clothing; definition; historiography; imagery; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 April 2001@12:17:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 25 August 2002@07:21:23.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 13 April 2012@04:31:21.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 February 2015@07:09:22.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@07:39:03.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 1 June 2021@12:44:11.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note 3) on 2 June 2021@00:21:53.

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