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Headword: Ἕωλα
Adler number: epsilon,1884
Translated headword: leftover, stale, out-of-date
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] yesterday's [things].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the singular] 'leftover' [thing, used] likewise, [meaning] that which is cold, spoiled, useless, enervated;[2] that which is left the next day.
"Full of leftovers and meats."[3] [Meaning] of the previous day's, that which is left the next day. In reference to foods. "There lay a sack of loaves."[4]
Greek Original:
Ἕωλα: τὰ χθεσινά. καὶ Ἕωλον ὁμοίως, τὸ ψυχρόν, μάταιον, ἀνωφελές, ἀνίσχυρον: τὸ εἰς τὴν ἕω λειπόμενον. ἑώλων καὶ κρεῶν πλήρησι. χθιζῶν, τὸ εἰς τὴν ἕω λειπόμενον. ἐπὶ ὄψων. ἔκειτο πήρα ἄρτων.
Notes:
cf. generally epsilon 1885, epsilon 1886.
[1] Neuter plural of this adjective, with same glossing in the Demosthenic Patmos Lexicon; presumably quoted from Demosthenes 21.112.
[2] This same list of four synonyms is found also in Lexica Segueriana 246.3; Photius, Lexicon 48.10-11; Etymologicum Magnum 352.32-33. Contrast Etymologicum Gudianum 577.19, where four different synonyms are listed.
[3] This quotation and the next constitute a paraphrase of Babrius 1.86.1-3, quoted more exactly at rho 242.
[4] See note 3.
Keywords: chronology; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 18 August 2007@05:51:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 18 August 2007@21:55:35.
William Hutton (added note 1) on 19 August 2007@05:52:48.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 August 2007@05:57:28.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 September 2012@08:23:04.

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