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Headword: Χυτρεοῦν
Adler number: chi,617
Translated headword: earthenware
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] made of pottery, cheap, worthy of a cooking-pot. Aristophanes [writes]: "o unhappy me, for taking you -- earthenware -- to be a god".[1]
Greek Original:
Χυτρεοῦν: ὀστράκινον, εὐτελῆ, χύτρας ἄξιον. Ἀριστοφάνης: οἴμοι δείλαιος, ὅτε καὶ σὲ χυτρεοῦν ὄντα θεὸν ἡγησάμην.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 1473-4 (web address 1: apparently referring to a physical manifestation, on stage, of the Vortex first mentioned in line 828 [web address 2]).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; food; religion; science and technology; stagecraft; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@05:37:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 6 September 2002@04:05:25.
William Hutton (added links, set status) on 15 July 2003@04:40:47.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 21 November 2005@06:34:38.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@06:36:27.


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