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Headword: Αἰθάλη
Adler number: alphaiota,106
Translated headword: soot
Vetting Status: high
[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.
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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