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Headword: Χερνίβων
Adler number: chi,212
Translated headword: of ewers
Vetting Status: high
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.
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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