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Headword: Χερνίβων
Adler number: chi,212
Translated headword: of ewers
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Demosthenes says: "and [him] laying hold of ewers and baskets".[1] [This] might be from the nominative chernips.[2] The comic poets, too, mention the ewer, as something taken along to sacrifices.[3]
Greek Original:
Χερνίβων: Δημοσθένης φησί: καὶ χερνίβων καὶ κανῶν ἁψόμενον. εἴη δ' ἂν ἀπὸ ὀρθῆς τῆς χέρνιψ. τῆς δὲ χέρνιβος μέμνηνται καὶ οἱ κωμικοί, ὡς παραλαμβανομένης εἰς τὰς θυσίας.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. The headword is genitive plural, from the quotation given.
cf. chi 209, chi 210, chi 211.
[1] Demosthenes 22.78.
[2] From kheir "hand" and nizo, enipsa "wash."
[3] Harpok. specifies Aristophanes, Birds 850.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 December 2000@07:09:37.
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