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Headword: Χοός
Adler number: chi,394
Translated headword: of a chous
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A measure/quantity] of two pints. For a χοῦς [is] two pints and a χοεύς is six.[1] Aristophanes [writes]: "if a huckster or huckstress falsifies the measure of the chous or the kotulai [...]"[2]
Greek Original:
Χοός: διξέστου: χοῦς γὰρ δύο ξέσται, χοεὺς δὲ ἕξ. Ἀριστοφάνης: εἴ τις κάπηλος ἢ καπηλὶς τοῦ χοὸς ἢ τῶν κοτυλῶν τὸ νόμισμα διαλυμαίνεται.
[1] According to LSJ (s.v. χοές ; web address 1) a χοῦς and a χοεύς are the same thing; approximately 5.7 pints. See also chi 362.
[2] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 347-348 (web address 2). What precedes the quotation in this entry is from the scholia to line 347. For more on hucksters, male and female, see καπηλίς (kappa 335) and κάπηλος (kappa 336).
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Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; science and technology; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 April 2008@01:16:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 April 2008@04:09:04.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@07:35:42.


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