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Headword: Χαλίκρητος ποτός
Adler number: chi,21
Translated headword: neat drink
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one slackening [χαλῶν ] the wits. Or by removal of the chi, in order that it would be, having enough unmixed [ἅλις ἄκρατον ];[1] that is, wine.
Also [sc. attested is] 'in a pure' [something], [meaning in one] not mixed. In the Epigrams: "she lay laden in a pure stream".[2]
Greek Original:
Χαλίκρητος ποτός: ὁ χαλῶν τὰς φρένας. ἢ κατὰ στέρησιν τοῦ χ, ἵν' ᾖ, ἅλις ἄκρατον ἔχων: τουτέστιν οἶνον. καὶ Χαλικρήτῳ, μὴ κεκραμένῳ. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: κεῖτο χαλικρήτῳ νάματι βριθομένη.
See also chi 26.
[1] cf. the scholia to Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1.473 (where the headword adjective occurs in the accusative case: web address 1).
[2] Greek Anthology 5.294.6.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; poetry; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 June 2007@06:32:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 3 June 2007@11:43:48.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 4 June 2007@03:18:07.
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