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Headword: *difqe/ra
Adler number: delta,1290
Translated headword: leather
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] shepherd's wrap [made] out of hides.[1]
[Note] that they call "pads" the coverings [made] from leather on oar handles that they use on triremes, in the hole through which the oar handle was placed; for Thorykion wrote his plans on pieces of leather and sent them to the enemies in Laconia.[2]
Greek Original:
*difqe/ra: poimeniko\n peribo/laion e)k derma/twn. o(/ti a)skw/mata le/gontai ta\ e)n tai=s kw/pais skepasth/ria e)k de/rmatos, oi(=s xrw=ntai e)n tai=s trih/resi, kaq' o(\ trh=ma h( kw/ph ba/lletai: ei)s difqe/ras ga\r ta\s dianoi/as e(autou= gra/yas o( *qwraki/wn e)/pempe toi=s polemi/ois e)n th=| *lakwnikh=|.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 72 (see web address 1 for the Clouds passage), where the accusative case of the headword occurs.
[2] A gloss (lacking, Adler reports, in mss TFV) which reproduces the information in alpha 4183.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; clothing; comedy; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 June 2005@05:23:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 June 2005@06:10:31.
David Whitehead on 10 June 2005@07:52:57.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 15 July 2012@07:05:14.
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