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Headword: Αἴσακος
Adler number: alphaiota,316
Translated headword: laurel-branch
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the branch of the laurel; those holding it used to sing hymns to the gods.
Greek Original:
Αἴσακος: ὁ κλάδος τῆς δάφνης, ὃν κατέχοντες ὕμνουν τοὺς θεούς.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
'Handed by one to another at table as a challenge to sing' (LSJ s.v.). See e.g. Plutarch, Moralia 615B (in the Quaestiones conviviales).
cf. alphaiota 96.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; ethics; food; meter and music; religion
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 17 March 2003@19:44:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added keywords) on 17 March 2003@22:18:14.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 18 March 2003@03:01:29.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 14 May 2012@03:40:48.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2012@03:47:50.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 May 2012@02:19:24.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 30 November 2015@06:05:37.

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