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Headword: Ἑδώλια
Adler number: epsilon,255
Translated headword: decking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the planks of ships; strictly speaking, the ones on which the rowers sit.[1]
Alternatively seats, [as in] Sophocles: "anciently-wealthy seats of his father".[2] Meaning ancient residences.
Greek Original:
Ἑδώλια: τὰ σανιδώματα τῶν πλοίων: κυρίως, ἐφ' ὧν οἱ ἐρέται καθέζονται. καθέδραι. ἢ ἑδράσματα, Σοφοκλῆς: ἀρχαιόπλουτα πατρὸς ἑδώλια. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀρχαῖα οἰκήματα.
LSJ s.v. ἑδώλιον cites further instances of the several, related meanings this word can bear; and cf. epsilon 257 (also epsiloniota 42).
[1] From Harpokration s.v. ἑδωλιάσαι , citing Herodotus 1.24.4.
[2] Sophocles, Elektra 1393, with scholion.
Keywords: daily life; definition; historiography; science and technology; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2000@05:15:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 September 2002@00:49:03.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 9 September 2002@04:09:16.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 6 July 2011@07:34:57.
David Whitehead on 6 December 2015@07:31:30.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 1 April 2018@00:10:34.


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