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Headword: Δικτυωτή
Adler number: delta,1116
Translated headword: latticed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] grate-shaped.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the masculine] δικτυωτός , [meaning] complex.[2]
Greek Original:
Δικτυωτή: καγκελλωτή. καὶ Δικτυωτός, ὁ πολύπλοκος.
[1] = Synagoge delta295, Photius delta611, Hesychius delta1838 (contrast delta1840). The headword is feminine nominative singular of the adjective δικτυωτός (derived from δίκτυον 'net'; cf. delta 1115), a form unattested prior to the Suda outside lexicography, although the feminine is found frequently in other cases in reference to a latticed door (with the feminine noun θύρα ('door') expressed or not; cf. Etymologicum Magnum 513.5. Many instances of the word are Biblical; Latte in his edition of Hesychius suggests Judges 5.28 LXX, where the headword appears, although in the genitive case: ἡ μήτηρ Σίσαρα διὰ τῆς δικτυωτῆς ἐπιβλέπουσα , "Sisara’s mother…peeping through the latticed [door]." (web address 1). In any event the adjective is often related to doors, windows or other parts of buildings. See Theodoret on 2 Kings 1.2 φωταγωγοὺς δικτυοειδῶς κατεσκευασμένας, ἃς διατρήτους ὀνομάζουσιν οἱ πολλοί ; on Ezechiel 41.16 θυρίδας δικτυωτάς, τουτέστι, διατρήτους δικτύῳ ἐοικυίας .
[2] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (442). The headword here is masculine, but as there is no other attestation of a figurative sense that might be applied to humans (e.g. 'complex-minded') probably refers to inanimate things that happen to be grammatically masculine, as at Diodorus Siculus 18.26.6.
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Keywords: architecture; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 24 January 2005@18:04:46.
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David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented and modified note; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 25 January 2005@03:56:04.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics) on 25 January 2005@18:44:18.
Catharine Roth (modified links) on 12 February 2005@01:08:39.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 11 July 2012@07:05:46.
William Hutton (tweaked translation, modified and rearranged notes) on 28 August 2013@10:01:50.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 November 2014@21:47:44.
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