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Headword: Χύτρον
Adler number: chi,620
Translated headword: pot
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] mound.[1] And a kind of kiss.[2]
And in the Epigrams: "a pot and this meat-hook".[3]
Greek Original:
Χύτρον: χῶμα. καὶ φιλήματος εἶδος. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: χύτρον τοι ταύτην τε κρεαγρίδα.
Notes:
[1] This is not an attested meaning of the headword χύτρον ; Kuster referred it rather to chi 609.
[2] 'A kiss in which one held the other by the ears as by handles' (LSJ); cf. Pollux 10.100.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.306.1 (Ariston), a list of kitchen equipment dedicated to Hermes by Spinther the cook upon his manumission; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (42-43); vol. II (110-111); and further extracts at alpha 1146, alpha 4064, beta 34, mu 11, pi 3007, tau 73, tau 74, tau 799, and omega 294. For 'meat-hook' cf. the slightly different word in another epigram, quoted at kappa 2361.
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; food; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 April 2008@11:00:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, set status) on 4 April 2008@15:50:26.
David Whitehead (augmented n.3; another keyword) on 6 April 2008@04:45:20.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@06:45:09.
David Whitehead on 1 June 2016@06:36:49.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 26 March 2019@21:23:12.

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