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Headword: Ἀσπαλία
Adler number: alpha,4199
Translated headword: angling
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the occupation of a fisherman. Also [sc. attested is] ἀσπαλιεύς ["angler"], a fisherman; [derived] from "drawing" [σπᾶν ] the haul.
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] ἀσπαλιεύεσθαι ["to angle"], in the orators,[1] when we say ἁλιεῦσαι ["to fish"].
Also [sc. attested is] ἀσπαλιεῖ ["to/for/with an angler"], in the dative.
Greek Original:
Ἀσπαλία: ἁλιέως ἐργασία. καὶ Ἀσπαλιεύς, ὁ ἁλιεύς: ἀπὸ τοῦ σπᾶν τὴν ἄγραν. καὶ Ἀσπαλιεύεσθαι παρὰ ῥήτορσι, τὸ ἁλιεῦσαι παρ' ἡμῖν. καὶ Ἀσπαλιεῖ, δοτικῇ.
Notes:
Similar material, variously, in other lexica.
[1] (No instances survive.) Another lexicon has 'and the comic poets'; adespota fr. 448 K.-A.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 January 2002@16:42:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 6 January 2002@03:43:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 25 April 2012@06:09:30.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2014@08:32:51.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@09:14:59.

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