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Headword: Αἰθάλη
Adler number: alphaiota,106
Translated headword: soot
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] dust, ash, the black [which comes] out of an oven.[1]
Or 'soot', a type of thickened smoke.[2]
A dustcloud can also be called 'soot'. "Having filled a wineskin with dust he ordered them to bore through the containers of soot with their daggers."[3] That is, to pierce through, cut through.
Greek Original:
Αἰθάλη: σποδός, τέφρα, τὸ ἐκ καμίνου μέλαν. ἢ Αἰθάλη, εἶδος καπνοῦ πεπυκνωμένου. Αἰθάλη λέγεται καὶ κονιορτός. ἀσκοῦ πληρώσας κονιορτοῦ κατὰ τὴν συμπλοκὴν ἐκέλευσε τὰ ταμιεῖα τῆς αἰθάλης μαχαιριδίοις διατιτρᾶν. ἤγουν διατορεῖν, διακόπτειν.
Notes:
cf. generally alphaiota 108, alphaiota 109, alphaiota 112.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica.
[2] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 33.21.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable, but cf. delta 791, delta 792, kappa 2036, sigma 1023.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; food; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 3 November 2002@11:49:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 4 November 2002@03:24:01.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 14 May 2012@04:15:23.
Catharine Roth (added a cross-reference) on 22 May 2012@00:45:15.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 23 November 2015@04:53:32.

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